Author Topic: Baby proofing our house  (Read 1388 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Briannagodess

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Points: 50
Baby proofing our house
« on: July 04, 2015, 11:51 am »

Since our baby is getting mobile, can you suggest any improvements we can do to baby proof our house? We have put playmats in the floor so that even if he will fall it will not hurt as much. Any other ideas?

Offline PingPongCall

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 106
  • Points: 555
Re: Baby proofing our house
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2016, 12:53 pm »
Those hooks for your cabinets and knob guards for all of the doors in your house are an immediate answer, but trust me when I say this. Your child will find a way to get in there eventually, so it eventually becomes a game of catch up when they get to a certain age.

Offline JohnBeaulieu

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 90
  • Points: 475
Re: Baby proofing our house
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 07:44 pm »
My youngest ones are 2 and 4 now. The oldest is 15. I always found the best baby proofing was my own eyes, quick feet+hands, and a clean house. All the gadgets in the world wont slow down a determined toddler. Of course there is common sense like using baby gates when applicable and locking away potentially dangerous chemicals etc...

Offline tlspiegel

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 14
  • Points: 80
  • Gender: Female
Re: Baby proofing our house
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2016, 08:33 pm »
Good for you on being pro-active for keeping your toddler safe from dangers in your home.  I found two lists for you, but one thing wasn't mentioned.  Be sure to take any cords that are attached to curtains or window blinds tied up out of reach, because those cords can easily strangle a child if they are hanging loose and the child wants to play with them.  I don't have any young'un's any more, everyone is grown and on their own.  I do dog proof my home because dogs are like little kids and within minutes get into trouble examining places where they don't belong.  Here are the two most comprehensive lists I found: 

http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/safety/toddlerproofing/childproofing-home-room-by-room/


http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/parenting/child-rearing-and-development/how-toddler-proof-your-home-room-room-guide