Making Your Home Safe For Your Baby – 33 Tips That Work

Making Your Home Safe For Your Baby – 33 Tips That Work

33 Tips For Making Your Home Safe For Your Baby

Baby proofing your apartment or your new house is not that difficult. You just have to be careful when taking measurements. You need to choose soft and smooth surfaces when picking your new furniture. Avoid any sharp and jagged corners and edges at all costs. This is because you want your home to be safe for your kids regardless of their age. You don’t want them getting hurt in any house incidents or mishaps. The majority of accidents that you read about in the newspapers and online can be prevented if you employ the following techniques around your house carefully:

Protection From Water

If you have a little newborn in your home, you must keep him away from water at all costs. You also need to be quite vigilant when your little children are playing close to the water or any containers containing any kind of liquid. Remember to follow the measures given below:

1. Stay close to your baby/child when they are taking a bath

2. Decrease the flow of bathwater as soon as you notice your children struggling or trying to make a noise

3. Do not rely on bath seats completely for the safety of your little one because they can easily tip over

4. Do not leave the room until the water has drained away completely from the bathing area

5. If you have any garden ponds, make sure to secure them with a fence and cover them up if they are filled with water

6. If you have any buckets and containers lying around in your house, empty them in your home garden or a tree nearby

Preventing Falls Around Your Property

Anyone is prone to falling on the ground. You can slip and fall on a peel of orange and hurt your hip despite being extra careful. If you, being an adult, are at risk of hurting yourself by falling, imagine the degree of risk your little children might be exposed to. Do you know that close to 44% of all children’s accidents are a result of falling? This statistic tends to increase around the age when your baby starts crawling. What do you do? You make sure to do the following:

7. Install safety gates at major junctures across your house

8. Never leave things lying around on the stairs or the floor

9. Do not spill water or any liquid on any plane surface

10.  Keep your shoes and slippers back in the closet after use

11.  Invest in a set of non-slip pads and rugs for your house

12.  You can also buy a few corner and edge protectors for your tables and desks

Preventing Suffocation And Breathing Problems

When you are trying to create a sleeping space for your little one, the biggest consideration that you have to keep in mind is maintaining ventilation throughout the space. While a cot is the safest place for your baby to sleep, the blankets and sheets that you use mustn’t cover his face entirely. Do not let your pets especially, cats sleep with your babies. The reason is that these animals love to cuddle in warm places. Your child should be given ample space to breathe and sleep peacefully at night. Therefore, it is important to take these measures. You will also have to measure the sizes of the cushions and pillows that you use in your baby’s cot. Make it a point to vacuum clean the mattress and hire a dependable bed bug pest control company as well. Maintaining proper hygiene inside your baby’s cot is a great way to eliminate any probability of suffocation and breathing issues

Protecting Them From Fire

Domestic fires are also a very big risk to your children. If your little one is mischievous, he or she is highly likely to start a fire in your house. Now, that is going to be a real predicament. You can begin by doing the following:

13.  Invest in a dependable set of smoke alarms that comply with BS 5446-1

14.  Check alarms regularly for their batteries and function

15.  If you have a fireplace in your house, always make it a point to keep a fire extinguisher handy

16.  Make sure that none of the inflammable items that you own such as perfumes and deodorants ever find their way into the hands of your children

17.  Invest in fireproof furniture pieces and fixtures, especially for the baby’s room

18.  If you have a habit of smoking, get rid of it as soon as possible

19.  Keep fire and burn safety kit in your house and easily accessible to everyone

Here Are A Few General Tips To Make Your Home Safer For Your Baby

20.  Identify safety hazards from the viewpoint of your child

21.  Plug protectors are a great way to prevent electrical hazards and mishaps

22.  Make sure that all your electrical cords and wires are kept underneath your carpets and rugs

23.  All their small toys, plastic bags, little shoes, squeaky playthings, and balloons should be kept away from the floor

24.  Keep all lighters, matches, and other inflammable objects out of reach of your children

25.  Install window stops for extra safety

26.  Do not disable any fire or smoke alarms even for a short time

27.  Keep on testing your safety alarms for function

28.  If you have any firearms anywhere in the house, make sure they are not accessible to your children

29.  Installing carbon monoxide detectors near their sleeping areas is also a great way to maintain their safety

30.  Avoid investing in a baby walker with wheels and similar toys that might become a hazard at a later stage

31.  Make sure to invest in the right playpen

32.  If you have any metal objects or decorative pieces lying around your house, remove them from the reach of your children without fail

33.  All heating and cooking appliances and pieces of equipment should be kept far away from your children

Final Thoughts

Your children are always going to be careless and rash. They are children after all. But as responsible parents, it is upon you to maintain their safety and keep them away from any kinds of hazards. Happy baby proofing.

Matt McWilliams
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Hi there! My name is Matt and I write for Expert Home Report. I enjoy writing about everything related to home improvement, home tips and DIY. In my spare time, I'm either spending time with my family, doing a DIY project or learning a new skill.