Begin Baby-Proofing Your Home
Before your baby starts crawling, you should begin baby-proofing your house so they don’t hurt themselves. It only takes a few seconds for a baby to hurt themselves, even if you don’t feel that your baby is capable of doing something. Here are some important baby-proofing areas that should be done to prevent injuries:
- Use safety belt on the high chair even if they usually sit still
- Put electric plug covers in electrical outlets to avoid shocks
- Never leave your baby alone the bed or couch, they could easily roll off
- Install baby gates at the top and bottom of the stairs
- Close the door to the bathroom door when not in use
- Move fireplace keys, matches, fireplace tools so they are out of reach
- Install a fireplace gate to prevent burns
- Lower the mattress on the crib once they begin pulling up
- Lock up hazards chemicals
- And many others to consider
Create a Safe Place For Baby to Play and Explore
It is important that you have a safe place designated so that your baby has a place to play and learn new things. This place can be any where in your house or you can designate a specific room for them to play in. Once they begin walking, keeping them in once place is hard. A bedroom is a great option as a safe place because you can block off the doorway using a baby gate.
Originally written: October 5, 2012
Did you baby proof your home so that your baby had a safe place to play?