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When you become a parent, it’s only natural to want to protect your child from anything and everything that could harm or upset them. This is why so many parents take the time to baby proof their home before they bring their little one home for the first time. But what about when they’re already at home? Can’t there be dangers in your own house too?
This blog post will shed some light on how to prepare your home for an infant so that your baby can grow up as healthy and happy as possible!
While you can’t protect your child 24/365, it is still important to take the time to baby proof all of their most dangerous areas in the house.
An example of a potential hazard for an infant would be stairs. It may seem unnecessary or even silly at first but what happens if they start crawling and end up going down them without knowing that they are there? The last thing any parent wants on their hands is a broken leg! But how do we prevent our infants from accessing these potentially hazardous items when we can’t always be with them? That’s where gates come into play (or other barriers). Gates should not only keep your little one safe by blocking off those pesky stairs for example, but also serve as something fun for them to play with as they grow older.
It’s also important for parents to be aware of their child’s tendency towards dangerous items like the stove, oven or other appliances that may cause injury if left on and your little one crawls onto it while you are cooking dinner in the kitchen. This can easily be prevented by making sure everything is turned off before leaving the room -especially when preparing food- and using appliance locks (available at most hardware stores) so nothing gets switched on accidentally! You should also keep a minimum of two feet distance between your children and any open flame such as candles, lit fireplace embers or gas burners.
Safety first always has an added bonus though: less messes created during meal times.
Some other items to baby proof your home include removing dangling cords or electrical outlets that may be accessible by a child, moving furniture away from windows and adding safety locks on sliding glass doors (these can be found at most hardware stores). The best idea is to take time before the arrival of any new addition in the family which allows you ample time to complete this task. However, if it’s not possible then there are a number of products available for purchase such as: window guards like these ones __. These will keep children safe while providing parents with peace-of-mind knowing they’re protected against accidents. For those looking for additional information about how young children explore their world and what makes them unsafe check out this helpful book entitled: ‘What to Expect the Toddler Years’.
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adding safety locks for sliding glass doors (these can be found at most hardware stores) – window guards are a good option as well; they will keep children safe and parents with peace of mind knowing their child is protected from accidents. For more information about exploring your world when young and what makes them unsafe, check out What To Expect The toddler years by Heidi Murkoff.
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