Baby Proofing Your Home

Baby Proofing Your Home

From the moment you give birth to your baby they become your number one priority in life, and you will do anything you can to protect them. But often even the simplest things around the home can be a danger to babies. The most important thing that you should have in your house, whether you have a baby or not, is a smoke alarm and a carbon monoxide alarm. Smoke kills, not the fire and if you are asleep it can take as little as just three breaths of smoke to kill you. And carbon monoxide is a silent killer. You can’t see, smell or taste it so its really important that you have one of these too. And when you put your baby to sleep in it’s cot or moses basket make sure that the bumper cords are tied out of reach and there is nothing in their cot that they could choke on. Also if you have a mobile over the cot, make sure it is secure, and fastened correctly as it may fall onto the baby.

 

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Toddlers are into everything

Now as soon as your baby is crawling and moving about, that’s when you have to really make sure everything is out of reach. No candles or hot drinks where they can grab. Lose wires ties securely, plug socket covers, no blind cords, get furniture covers for the hard corners, locks for cupboards, door stoppers. The list is endless. You can find more tips on this baby proofing tool

My three kids have banged their heads on table corners, tried to put their fingers in the plug sockets, trapped fingers in the door, fell over toys that have been left on the floor, tried to eat my wash tablets, climbed in windows, played with the polish and more. All this they have done while I was trying to stop these things from happening. You have to have eyes in the back of your head. Put yourself in your baby or toddler shoes and crawl around your house and then you will see all the mischief and danger your kids can get into. And make sure you correct this before an accident happens.

How to you baby proof your home? Has your child ever had an accident at home?

 

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