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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.