Baby Proof House for Safety

Baby Proof House for Safety

Baby Proof Your House for Safety

Being parents of a crawling or walking baby is not an easy task. You need to prepare for long and need to make your home baby-proof or baby-friendly. Now the topic is how to baby-proof your house for the safety of your little one. 

To baby proof your house you need to take care of lots of things. When you will think that you have taken care of everything the baby could possibly get into trouble with, you will find out that he has found something else. 

There is more to baby-proofing your house than merely putting your precious collectibles out of reach of crawling or walking baby. The main point to baby-proofing your living space is to make your home safe for the baby. 

So you need to make a checklist and take care of every possible thing. 

Here we are providing a list of things you need to be careful with. 

1. Cleaning floor and surfaces often. 

When a baby starts to crawl, he or she will be roaming your home, learning and touching everything there in his/her reach. Baby will put small things in his/her mouth. So Any little piece of lint or clod of dirt may end up in the baby's mouth. 

That’s why you need to pay attention to vacuuming or sweeping your floors more often than you usually do.

2. Look from your baby’s point of view. 

You need to observe things from your baby’s point of view. You can come into the crawling position and see which things are coming in the baby’s way and you can take care of those things. 

3. Cover electrical outlets

 When you have an independently moving baby in your home One of the most serious concerns is an electrical outlet on the wall. Buy plastic safety covers to cover the unused outlets. 

For outlets that are regularly used all the time such as lamps or television plugged into it, you need to get creative to keep those out of baby’s reach. You need to rearrange your furniture in such a way that the outlets and trailing electrical cords are not accessible for the baby.  

You can also use cord holders to keep large cords tied up against walls. 

4. Rearrange furniture and give a break to the table cloths

Other things to be wary of are a furniture or anything heavy that could tip if the baby pulls or pushes on it such as standing floor lamps, table lamps, a tablecloth with things on top of it, chairs, bookshelves, and drawers, etc. 

To avoid any accident you should rearrange your furniture in such a way that it doesn’t come in your baby’s way. You should push heavy furniture towards the wall and fix them in their position securely with either wall or floor. 

You can give a break to table cloth so your baby can’t pull them and the stuff above the table will not fall. 

You can attach your dining room chairs with a dining table with clamps so the baby can’t push it. 

5. Use corner covers 

Sharp corners on furniture can harm your baby. So be careful to cover sharp edges with baby safety corner guards. 

6. Door nob guard and door stoppers

Babies like to play with doors and windows so be careful about that. You can use a door nob guard so your cant grabs the door nob and open it. 

You also need to install door stoppers so the door will close slowly and your baby will not get hurt. 

After the door takes care of your windows also. Keep your window blinder away from the baby’s reach. Keep your window secure with grills. 

7. Keep poisonous things away from reach

Make sure to put anything that may be poisonous up out of reach, such as cleaning supplies and medications, and know your local poison control telephone number. Give away any houseplants that may be toxic.

8. Install Appliances lock

Your baby will be interested in your appliances such as the fridge and other appliances and drawers. They will try to open the door of these appliances so to keep your baby safe install appliances lock and keep your drawers locked. 

 9. Install safety gates

Install safety gates in front of stairs and other prohibited areas of the home for babies. So the baby’s movement can be restricted in those areas. 

9. Keep your bathroom door closed always.

You need to be careful about your bathroom also. Babies can sleep on the wet floor of the washroom and get hurt. So do not let your baby inside the bathroom without vigilance and keep your bathroom door closed always. Also, keep your toilet lid closed always for extra precaution. 

10. Do not use too old baby gadgets and furniture

Also, be cautious of certain garage sale bargains or secondhand baby things passed on to you for free. Old baby cribs or play yards should not have slats with spaces greater than two and three-eighths inches. 

Old toy boxes with an ordinary hinged lid are very dangerous. Newer toy boxes use a safety hinge. 

Do not use A child car safety seat that is more than five years old. It’s not safe to use it, it may occur an accident. 

 11. Toys and toy boxes

Toys should be age-appropriate to your child. For a little child under the age of three, a toy should be too large so he/she cant swallow it. A rule of thumb is the toy should be too large to pass through a toilet paper roll. The toy should be very well assembled so no small parts can be pulled off. 

You should use a toy box with a round corner and a safety hinge in it. Otherwise, you can go without lid toy boxes. 

12. Restrict baby’s movement

You should restrict the baby’s movement when there is no adult supervision. While you will be busy doing the household chores it is necessary to keep your baby out of danger. To restrict his/her play area. You can put the baby in a play pan or crib. 

13. Do not keep appliances plugged

For your convenience, you may keep some of your appliances plugged in always. But if you have a baby at home then please do not keep your appliances plugged in. unplug them when you are not using them. 


Adult supervision

The best way to baby-proof your child's environment is with plenty of adult supervision. You will think you have picked up everything the baby could possibly get into trouble with, and then you will be amazed that he found something else. It is the rare child that does not make it through childhood without a scar or two, but with vigilance, only minor mishaps will occur.

Every shiny object makes your little one curious and they want to explore it. So baby-proofing your home is important. We discussed few basic points on how to baby-proof your house but with time you will observe and learn a lot of things regarding this. 

Please let us know if our suggestions are helpful or if we missed covering any point. We will look forward to your mails. 

Thanks and regards 

Crytostep team.