How To Child Proof Your Home

Anyone who has kids know how hard it is to keep them out of things.  They want to explore every nook and cranny of the house and if it can be gotten into, they will figure out how to do it.  There are some safety tips that will help you keep your children safe while they explore the recesses of your home.

One thing you will want to look into installing are cabinet locks.  These are inexpensive items that will help keep your child out of your cabinets.  They have a button on the side and one on the top that will have to be pressed at the same time in order to release the plastic strips.  Just slide the strips through the cabinet handles and then slide it through the lock and secure it.

If you have knobs within easy reach on your stove, you may want to purchase a stove knob cover for each one.  This is a plastic cover that can surround the stove knobs and it keeps them from being turned on by curious little hands.

A baby gate can safeguard your child from either falling down stairs or going into a room that you do not want them to go in.  They can range from 42 inches wide to 60 inches wide.  You will also want to purchase a window cord “wind up” that will store the extra blind cord out of your child’s reach.  This will keep them from getting the cord wrapped around their neck and hurting themselves.

You most likely know how fascinated with the toilet a child can be.  How many times have you had to pull toys and stuff from the drain because they have tried to flush them?  Purchasing a toilet guard can prevent this and can prevent your child from falling in and possibly drowning in your toilet.  It will keep your toilet lid closed and only an adult can open it.  You will also need to purchase a bath mat to keep your child from slipping and falling in the tub.

You will also want to install a drawer latch to keep those tiny little curious fingers out of drawers that might have something in them that will hurt them, like your silverware or junk drawer.  They are simple and easy to install and will protect your children.  It is also a very good idea to install outlet covers.  These little inserts will keep tiny little fingers from poking into the electrical outlets in your home.  You just insert them the same way you would a plug.

Installing corner guards on your tables will prevent your child from falling and hurting themselves on the corners.  There are many ways to child proof your home and protect your children from their on curiosity.  By child proofing your home, you are ensuring the safety of your child and giving yourself peace of mind that you are doing all that you can to protect your child.

WARNING: Make sure that you wear and use the proper safety clothing and equipment to prevent injuries and illnesses from working with tools and power tools when installing any new device in your home.

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