Babyproof: Properly prep your home
The arrival of a new baby brings many responsibilities, one of which is babyproofing your home. Here are a few things to keep in mind when preparing your home for your new little bundle of joy:
1. Slam Jam - Install door stops/holders so fingers don't get caught.
2. Tie Up Loose Ends - Tie up blind and curtain cords so theyâ€™re out of reach.
3. Cabinet Caution - Make sure cabinets and drawers are equipped with safety latches.
4. Donâ€™t Cut Corners - Cover any sharp corners such as those on coffee tables with foam.
5. It's No Shock - Cover electrical outlets with safety plugs so that they're not able to shove keys or other objects into them.
6. Strong Attachments - Securely tether any furniture that could tip over such as dressers and shelves, so they wonâ€™t come tumbling down if your little one starts climbing.
7. Supermax Security - Install a baby gate at the top and bottom of your staircase. Make sure they're attached directly to the wall and not just pressure mounted.
Itâ€™s best to babyproof your home before your little one arrives as it'll be the last thing on your mind when you're a tired new parent. Getting down on all fours and crawling around will help you see hazards from their perspective.
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