15 Tips to baby proof your house

 
Contributed by : Asha Lalwani, Juhi Mishra   
Baby proofing the house

Children are curious by nature and they will explore everything you have in the house. So it's better to keep a check on all the things you have in the house before the baby arrives.

Following are a few tips to keep in mind while you babyproof the house:


  1. Keep the bathrooms locked at all times.
  2. Lock and hasp on doors in rooms and bathrooms should be shifted up (at the height of an adult’s head).
  3. Keep the cribs at the lowest height because as children advance developmentally, they tend to launch themselves out of the crib.
  4. Change the positions of electrical boards, keep them high so that they are out of a child’s reach.
  5. Check the sharp corners and cover them with soft rubber. Stick rubber cover at the corners of kitchen tables, beds, dining tables and TV units.   
  6. If you are living in a double storied house, fix a small door on the staircase. This will ensure the baby doesn't crawl and climb up.
  7. If the child is using a walker make sure there is no bump or slope on the floor.
  8. Keep the heavy objects, sharp objects, glass objects and such hazardous objects out of reach of the child.
  9. Keep the use of rugs at a minimum as children tend to slip because of them. If you do use rugs, put non-slip pads beneath them.
  10. Unplug all electrical appliances when not in use.
  11. Put all the sharp objects of the kitchen in cupboards.
  12. Remove table cloths if any.
  13. Install safety guards on windows and doors.
  14. Make sure there's no water spilt anywhere in the house.
  15. Do not paint or renovate the house immediately after the baby arrives home. The chemicals are harmful to the baby. Wait a few years and then make the required changes.





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