Now that little one is on the way, the first order of business is making your warm, loving home a safe environment for them to grow up in.
With our baby proofing checklist you can make sure you spot dangerous factors that you might otherwise would not think about.
Millions of children end up in the emergency room every year because of accidents in the home, which could have been prevented with simple baby proofing measures.
Do not procrastinate or wait to take action on baby proofing your home! Even if they cannot crawl yet, the earlier you start the better.
Inspect your home for sharp corners and cover them with corner guards..
Cabinet latches for easily accessible cabinets & drawers
As an extra precaution I would also buy a latch for cabinets under sink, since that is where the most dangerous chemicals are…
Secure all furniture and television sets from tipping over with anchors designed to strap them to your walls
Outlet and power strip safety covers
Cord Shorteners for blinds and curtains
Safety gate for stairs and other forbidden baby zones
Banister Rail Guard Shield
Spout guard for bath time
Toilet Lid Lock
Stove Knob Covers
Stove Shield to prevent hot pots and pans from falling..
Extra Window Locks in case little figures out the first one..
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Safety Door Stop on doors to prevent unintentional slamming/pinching of hands and fingers..
Turn your water heater down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid risk of scalding.
Find a safe spot for dangerous items either locked away in a place higher than your child can reach, or in a locked room that stays locked (choking hazards, chemicals, etc)
Note that this is not an exhaustive list. Explore more websites to find more baby proofing measures, as there are endless hazards… Visit Mom Loves Best for even more baby proofing ideas.