You’re a growing family, and you bought a new True home to fit your new lifestyle. And while you may have gotten the best value in the Charlotte area there are still a
few things to consider when you have a baby in the house! Here are six babyproofing and home safety tips to consider if you have a little one in your home.
1.Secure your furniture
You may think that big pieces of furniture, such as desks, chairs, and tables, are too big to fall over. But your little one will find these and other pieces of furniture very fun to climb on…and if they’re not secured with wall restraints or brackets, they could tip over.
2. Watch the knobs
Because many babies’ toys have knobs on them in order to help with dexterity, the next babyproofing tip is an especially important one: babies will learn to find turning any knobs available very tempting. You can help your baby stay safe by placing covers over oven/stove knobs to reduce the risk of toddlers being able to grip.
3. Lock chemicals away
Our next home safety tip will help your baby/toddler stay safe when exploring low cabinets and drawers. These are the places that typically house chemicals or
off-limits kitchen wares and should only be accessed by grown-ups or older kids. You’ll find that babyproofing with cabinet safety latches—which are easily installed
with a screwdriver—are an easy way to keep these dangerous substances from being opened by your child.
4. Give them a soft landing
Hardwood floors and tile can be hard on a baby just learning to crawl or walk! A clean carpet or area rug that is soft enough for babies to play on yet tough enough to
withstand wear and tear is a great option for babyproofing your nursery and home.
5. Cover all outlets
Because outlets are down on baby’s level, they are a tempting danger to all crawlers and walkers! To prevent having your baby getting hurt by your home’s outlets, be
sure to place outlet covers, caps ,or plugs in all outlets that are not in use.
6. Don’t forget about doors.
Keep babies and toddlers, especially those who sleepwalk from time to time, inside with doorknob covers. Covers like these aim for tamper-resistance by spinning
when your kids’ little hands try to grab them but adults can easily grip the cover and open the door with ease. They can be removed when everyone in the house is old
enough and ready to have access to what’s on the other side.
If you’re a new or growing family and you’re interested in learning more about which True home would be best for you, contact us today.