Did you know that September is National Baby Safety Month? This involves acknowledging how to make certain areas your baby/toddler will be exposed to are safe and accident free.
Babies and Toddlers are extremely curious and while it is a learning process for them, it can also mean that accidents can occur. They are also still wobbly on their feet or not completely aware of their surrounding. Childproofing is a way to make the areas in and around your home as safe as possible. Even with all of these childproofing measures, there can still be accidents so remember to always be watching and listening for any signs of danger.
The childproofing checklist, created by Real Simple, goes over 5 common areas and how to childproof them.
- Check the Crib
- Install Window Guards
- Install Safety Latches & Locks
- Have a Plumber Install an Anti-Scald Device for Faucets & Showerheads
- Lock Stove Knobs
- Install a Safety Cover on the Garbage Disposal
- Attach Safety Latches & Locks
Throughout the House
- Cut Window-Blind Cords
- Place Covers Over Unused Outlets
- Put Up Safety Gates
- Install Corner & Edge Bumpers
- Use Doorsteps & Door Holders
- Switch to a Cordless Phone
- Make a Kid-free Zone (i.e. the grill)
- Childproof the Pool (if needed)
For more information on how to complete each of these tasks, visit the original post from Real Simple.
Cite: “Childproofing Checklist.” Real Simple. Real Simple, n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.
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