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Baby Safety Tips for Your Home

This post has been sponsored by Purple Safety All opinions are 100% my own. My full disclosure can be found here.

Babyproofing your house can be a no brainer for some parents. Our first son never was into sockets or grabbing objects from the counters. Our second son is definitely a force to be reckoned with. I have a few baby safety tips for your house, that we use in our home.

1. Never Leave Your Baby Unattended

I hear all too many times about babies drowning in bath tubs, or even buckets.  Even a big water dog dish could be a danger for your young crawling baby. Once your baby is an experienced crawler it can take just a few seconds for them to crawl over to a water dish, put a cord or a tiny object in their mouth, or pull a hot pan off the stove. Even glancing at my phone for a few moments with baby in the room is a distraction away from him. Our little trouble maker even tries to escape his high chair!

2. Leave Everything Out Of The Crib

This includes blankets, lovies, stuffed animals, and more!This one might be the hardest one, but especially for young babies, you must keep anything they can suffocate on, out of the crib! Keep your baby safe while they’re sleeping.

3. Smoke Detector and CO2 Detector

Check the batteries in your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors every few months, if not every month.

4. Watch For Strings/Cords

I never knew how often kid’s could strangle themselves on cords until recently. We keep all fabric play/pretend masks out of reach of baby, belts, and window cords.

5. Keep Tiny Fingers and Mouths Safe

I wish I would have known about Purple Safety Locks months ago. For four locks and a magnet it’s under $20 to keep your baby safe! We currently have the locks on our book/game cabinet, bathroom cabinet, and kitchen cabinet. We want to keep all the garbage and chemicals out of our little explorer’s hands!


Easy latch keeps the cabinet locked, and only opens with a nifty magnet. You always can manually unlatch the hook while the door or drawer is open to keep it from locking.

The magnetic key has a sticky key base that you can store out of baby’s reach, or simply place it on a magnetic surface like high up on the refrigerator for easy access.
It took just a few seconds to put the locks on, so there’s no excuses for not keeping your baby safe.

Good luck babyproofing your home! Do you have any tips you’d like to add?

39 Comment

  1. These are all great tips. We didn’t put our son’s crib near any windows when he was a baby. Made it less worrisome, with regards to cords and blinds. I like those Purple Safety Locks! I think every family of a small child should have those.

  2. Gosh, I can’t say how many times I tell new parents to keep an eye on the tiny fingers as well as what the babies try to swallow. I hear horror stories all the time. Luckily I kept an eye on my kids and now they are teens

  3. Oh this post is awesome. My neices and nephews are coming and my house is so not child safe. I have been staring at it trying to figure out what I should or shouldn’t do. Kids move so fast, better safe than sorry!

  4. These look so great, I wish they were around when my babies were babies :(. Maybe I’ll get some in hopes one more friend has a baby haha. Great tips, it only takes one second for them to get into something.

  5. Awesome safety reminders! I didn’t have to baby proof much with my first baby, but my second is much busier and puts EVERYTHING in her mouth. I like that these locks seem really easy to use!

  6. I just got a new CO2 detector. Not knowing if there could be something killing us in our sleep is terrifying sometimes if I really start thinking about it.

  7. Magnetic safety locks are a baby proofing must-we have loved using them! Besides their function I like that it doesn’t look bad on all of the cabinets!

  8. These are really a great safety device! I wish they would have been available when my kids were little!!

  9. Really good tips! I don’t have children yet, but have already thought about all the things I’m going to have to do to baby-proof our home when the time eventually comes.

  10. I am so into baby proofing my home. Little ones find the tiniest things and try to put everything into their mouth. I have to look into these magnet safety locks. The regular ones can be a pain to install.

  11. We STILL have those magnetic locks in our house, and my brother and I are 16 and 19 respectively!! We’ve just never removed them, but I know they were incredible when they were needed, LOL!!

  12. Great tips! I love the magnetic locks. They are so easy to use and keep little ones out of things they don’t need.

  13. These are great tips! I have to say that I had never heard of these until my sister got them for her house. I was SO confused the first time I couldn’t open the cupboard, but now I’m used to them and I wish I had them for my house!! 🙂

  14. So true and very helpful, having teenagers, I forget how much caring for a baby requires. I have baby nieces and nephews, so this is helpful. Thanks!

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