Any parent knows that, when it comes to babyproofing, you can never be too careful – but while nothing replaces adult supervision, there are a number of key steps you can take to ensure all the basics are covered before baby starts exploring its surroundings. Here’s a quick checklist for your convenience -consider it your to do list!
- Always keep cosmetics, medicines and supplements out of reach, ideally locked away.
- To avoid any falls, ensure to have an anti-slip bath mat for your baby’s bath time. Bonus points if it can visually tell you the temperature of the water, like this Dreambaby Anti-Slip Bath Mat with ‘Too Hot’ indicator!
- Speaking of hot water, we recommend turning down your water heater to prevent scalding.
- Install cabinets and appliance locks
- A stove top guard is a must in any kitchen, as it will protect from burns, scalds and gas leaks. This Dreambaby Stove Top guard is transparent, so it won’t interfere with your cooking.
- Consider natural alternatives to chemical cleaning products: a simple solution of half vinegar, half water in a spray bottle is as powerful as any detergent to cut through grease – with none of the toxic side effects!
The Living/ Dining area:
- Securely roll up blind cords out of the way
- If your living area has a fireplace, consider blocking it off with a fire guard.
- Anchor TVs and any wobbly furniture safely to the wall
- Cover any sharp edges with bumpers or guards
- Install a child safety gate
- Keep toys within reach and never up high
- Install window locks
- Consider a baby monitor to guarantee your peace of mind while baby sleeps. This Angelcare Baby Breathing & Sound Monitor works with a Sensor Pad under your baby’s mattress, where it senses patterns in movement and will instantly alert you if something is up.
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