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Why we made a list of ways to childproof your home
Your house is full of dangers. Every year, thousands of children are severely injured while at home. Some of these accidents prove to be fatal.
Making your home baby-safe means ensuring that whatever he might try to open, pull on, or play with won’t hurt him.
This article is to teach you the basics of baby-proofing, childproofing and toddler-proofing your home with both free and paid solutions.
We’ve neatly organized our list into different sections for you to browse. Have a look at the following table of contents to skip to the part that interests you the most.
Childproofing the stairs
Kids that start climbing and walking are especially prone to having accidents around stairs. A nasty spill can put your child’s life in danger.
Every year, over 100,000 children in the U.S are taking to the ER in stair related injuries. That’s one accident every 6 minutes!
Use safety gates at the top & bottom stairs
Childproofing Your Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the most frequently reported rooms in which injuries occur. Between knives, boiling water and poisonous chemicals, the kitchen can be a veritable surprise death trap for ill-prepared parents.
Free Safety Latches to Secure Cabinet Doors
Use old cookie cutters to make fun and efficient safety latches for you cabinet doors. Prevent your kids from opening up dangerous cupboard doors filled with poisonous chemicals with these great conversation starters.
Childproofing Your Bathroom
Covering Door Knobs
Covering Corners and Edges with Bumpers
Keep furniture away from high windows so your kids won’t accidentally climb up onto a windowsill. Screens aren’t strong enough to keep your child form falling through.
Make sure your blinds don’t have looped cords. These can be particularly lethal if a child manages to strangulate themselves. Be sure to always lock your blinds into position.
Remove free falling lids or lock them into place unless the lid is very light and safe.
Prevent furniture from tipping or having heavy objects fall by securing your bookcases and shelves to walls with brackets and anchors.
Free trick to securing a bookcase
You can use inner-tubes to create a sort of security fence for bookshelves to prevent heavy items from falling onto someone.