3 Tips for Childproofing Your Home

children playing by the stairs

Congratulations, your baby is almost here! Are you ready to become a parent? More importantly, is your home ready for the baby? Here are some tips on how you can baby proof or childproof your home to lower the risks of accidents:

Make sure that all repairs are done before the baby comes home.

At 35 weeks or so, we’re pretty sure you’ve attended most of the prenatal classes and finished decorating the nursery. Of course, your newborn will most probably stay in the nursery for a long time before they start to crawl, but it’s always a good idea to start baby proofing your home early.

Time flies fast when you have a baby. If you’ve been meaning to make some repairs, finish them before the baby comes home. Believe it or not, you won’t have time for this anymore because your hands will be full.

Make sure that your stairs are childproof.

Some people forget to childproof their stairs early. If you don’t want to panic, it is best to start early. This is especially true if you already have a toddler at home and is expecting a new baby to arrive soon. What’s important is that you restrict your child’s access to the staircase.

Many people use a baby gate. If you have glass balustrades at home, make sure to cover all sharp corners. United Glass says that you can call an Auckland glass repair company to make the necessary adjustments to ensure that it is baby proof.

Make sure that you get down on all fours.

One way to ensure that you’ve covered all corners for baby proofing is to get down on all fours and try to see your home on your baby’s level. This way, you won’t miss anything that could be potentially harmful to your child.

It’s your duty as parents to protect your child from harm. Keep these tips in mind if you’re planning to baby proof your home soon.