In FinishBuild we certainly believe home is where the heart is, however it can also be a very dangerous place for bran new crawlers and walkers; this is the main reason why today’s article is dedicated on some essentials items as well as tips on how to make your home’s rooms as safe as possible. It is completely true that most of the time parents’ eyes are the best device they can use in order to keep your child away from dangerous situations or injuries, but what about when you do not have any help with childcare and as it is very common, get interrupted from time to time to answer the door or use the bathroom? After we analyzed this, we have come to the conclusion that life will be so much easier as well as entertaining if you spend some time on seriously baby proof your home; a weekend or even a whole day will be more than enough to get done this task, at the end we are sure you will feel glad you did it.
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Keep electrical outlets covered
Considered as one of the major potential dangers for crawlers but at the same time one of the most loved items by them, electrical outlets are an interesting item that children like to touch, perhaps because they see you plugging in an appliance and they want to do just the same you do. Electrical outlets, especially if they are placed at a hip level, can be easily reached by your baby; our electrical outlet covers are ideal for your child- proof home because they stop your children to stick their fingers in and being accidentally electrocuted. Moreover, we recommend you to keep all the electrical cords out of your toddler way, this way you avoid them to pulling or chewing these potential pieces.
Be sure to invest in a baby gate
This is a baby- proof home essential that helps protect your baby from potential hazards and should definitely be in your “to do” list. The top or the bottom of stairs and doorways are the areas where you need to install safety gates. Across entrances in the home will be awesome if you do not want your child to go.
Choose your favorite and most suitable flooring
As we have mentioned on previous article and due to the fact of maintain and care aspects, carpet is not considered one of our nursery flooring because of the allergy problems they can represent for your kids. Our laminate or hardwood floors are good options to install in the living area of your baby, as he will spend a lot of time there. Wood floors are excellent options for children’s bedrooms as they are easy to wipe up and are less attractive to attract dust, which is the main cause for allergies; choose from our wide range of wood floors and provide your child with a safe surface where to crawl around and play on.
Bathrooms might not be seen as a hazard for your kid, but the water in the toilet can be a danger for a curious child. Keep the toilet always lids down and secure by installing one of our lid locks. With these useful items you will be preventing both children lifting the lid and falling in and dropping things in such as your mobile phone or house keys.
Lock cabinets up
Kitchen’s closed cabinets tend to be really an attractive adventure for any child; so make this new exploration safer by installing latches on the insides of the cabinets and drawers and avoid children to get in. latches are also highly recommended to be installed to lock cabinets that have cleaning products. Do the same for any low cupboards which represent a risky situation. Additionally, store hazardous items up high and far away from your baby’s small fingers.
You baby- proof home should be a place where every room is equipped with a working smoke and carbon monoxide detector, this is an essential item for your family’s safety. With the arrival of a baby in your home, smoke detectors are strongly important for the safety for your loved ones, we recommend to install these alarms outside every bedroom or sleepy area, and in case your home has more than a floor; make sure there is at least one in every floor, plus make sure that the batteries are regularly changed and that every smoke detector is working.
When it comes to baby- proof you home, do not worry about where to start; take your time to make your incredible home in a baby proof space that provides a safe environment with our exceptional selection of products and as another great idea we can give you, remember you can also consider the idea of hiring a child proofing expert; you can start when your baby is still brand new or why not before he or she arrives…dream it, we Build it!