All parents want the best for their babies, that’s why you’re probably here to know what you should do to protect your little ones from accidents in your home and make your house a haven for them.
Here are the 5 Tips on How to Baby Proof Your Home.
Crawling as a baby would give you a perspective of a baby’s point of view. You’ll be able to see things the way your baby does. A great way to start is by getting down on your hands and knees and crawling around, it will help you to look at your home differently. Plus, you’ll see the potential dangers and notice things that might be harmful to your baby.
For example; doorstops have removable caps that are a choking hazard, computer cords that are lying around, marbles, small pieces of toys, and other hazardous items that you wouldn’t notice if you haven’t crawled around.
Cover Electrical Outlets
Outlet covers are a great way to prevent your little ones from putting their tiny fingers and sticking things in electric sockets that can cause electric shock. When choosing a cover for your electrical outlet specifically choose a “childproof” cover that requires two hands to remove or cover plates that screw on. By doing these you’ll be able to protect your baby from playing with these dangerous little openings that cause unwanted accidents.
Use Safety Gates
Gates are probably your best friend when it comes to baby-proofing your house. It is the best way to prevent your little one from straining to danger. Place safety gates at the top and bottom of the staircase so you won’t have to worry about your little one climbing up or down when your back is turned. Also, set up barriers to the entrance or exit of any room that is off-limits to your babies, such as the kitchen or the bathroom.
Watch Out for The Corners
When a baby starts learning how to walk they usually hold on to things such as a coffee table and shelves to keep their balance. For that reason, you need to put up corner bumpers for coffee tables, shelving and other sharp edges that a baby can get access to. Covering these pointy parts will help you prevent bumps and bruises to your baby.
Clean and Organize your Home
This is a given, you need to always keep your house clean for your kids’ safety. Vacuum regularly to suck up small pieces of toys, paper clips, or any items that can cause choking. Always unplug appliances when not in use and be mindful of the cords since this item can cause strangling. You can tie up these cords, put them in a cable organizer box or keep longer cords fastened against walls. In this way, you could keep your baby safe from the accident of strangulation and electrical hazards or heavy equipment that falls after a couple of tiny tugs.
These are just some of the many ways you can make your home safe for your little ones.
Buying or Selling your home in Valley Village, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Calabasas or the greater Los Angeles area? Contact The Michelle Hirsch Group’s team of top real estate agents for all your Real Estate and Investment Property needs at 818-293-8460 or visit the website at https://MichelleHirsch.com