When you have a little one at home, everything becomes a potential hazard. Baby proofing is vital to keeping your baby safe. But with so many potential dangers in the home and products in the store, how do you decide which products to pick up?
In honor of Baby Safety Month, we’ve put together our favorite products for keeping your baby safe around the house.
Window blind cords are a potential choking hazard for your baby, and at the very least your baby can do some damage by pulling on these cords. With Safety 1st Wind-ups, you can store excess cords and keep them out of reach with an easy twist.
2. Gate it!
Safety gates are standard near the staircase and other areas you don’t want your baby getting into. While these gates are helpful, they’re often frustrating for parents with their hands full. Summer Infant Hands-Free Gate transforms the safety gate with a foot pedal that allows you to get in and out with just a slight nudge.
3. Fence-in the fireplace
It’s nice to snuggle up to the fire on a cold day, but before your baby knows to avoid the heat of the hearth, it’s best to install KidCo’s Hearth Gate. This durable and heat-resistant adjustable gate easily mounts on a variety of hearths.
4. Secure socket covers
Electric sockets are at the perfect height to grab your little one’s attention. Stop shocks by using Safety 1st’s Electrical Socket Cover to hide electrical slots while still accessing your plugs.
5. Setup sleep monitors
Keeping an eye on your little one while they’re dreaming can help set your mind at ease. But, getting up 10 times in the middle of night ruins anyone’s sleep. The Summer Infant Digital Color Video Monitor is the perfect tool to check in from up to 350 feet away.
6. Lock cabinets and drawers
Curious kids get into some dangerous things if left to their own devices. Adding the KidCo Swivel Cabinet and Drawer Lock will prevent your little ones from getting into unsafe situations in the kitchen, bathroom, and all throughout the house.
7. Secure stovetop settings
8. Avoid open ovens
Similar to the stove top, the oven is a major hazard for your children. We spend so much time opening and closing the stove that kids become curious about cooking. To avoid burns or worse, install the Safety 1st Oven Front Lock to keep your child away from the oven.
9. Protect the potty
The toilet can be a drowning danger for your curious baby. By installing Mommy’s Helper Toilet Seat Lid-Lok, you can feel secure when your child is near the potty.
10. Pad sharp corners
From crawling to walking, babies fall a lot. Sharp corners are a baby’s biggest enemy, but they can easily be fixed by installing Prince Lionheart Cushiony Corner Guards. These guards are easy to install and fit on a number of household corners from coffee tables to countertops.
11. Do not disturb doorknobs
Once your baby becomes mobile, opening and closing doors becomes a fun game. But when that door leads to a potentially dangerous area, it’s important to install door knob covers, such as the KidCo Knob Lock, which keeps curious kids out of trouble.
When it comes to your baby’s safety, there’s no such thing as overdoing it. With these important baby safety products, your job as a parent will be easier and your baby will be happy and safe.