Make baby safety your first priority
Once your little one has grown up enough to explore the world around them, it’s time to start thinking about their safety in your home. There are several hazards to think about, including steep stairs, open electrical outlets, and household cleaning supplies. Baby proofing your home is no easy feat, but with the right baby proofing products you can ensure your curious child stays safe.
What do I need to baby proof my home?
There are a variety of baby proofing accessories on the market, so you can pick and choose what works best for your home. A safety gate prevents your baby from entering a potentially dangerous area, like the kitchen or a flight of stairs. These are usually movable so you can block off rooms and areas as you need to. For rooms you can’t block off, use safety latches, locks and plugs to prevent little fingers from getting harmed by cupboard doors and electrical outlets. They can also block access to the places where you store potentially dangerous items like household cleaners.
How do I keep my baby’s room safe?
Make sure you keep your child’s crib free and clear of any extra bedding, because soft bedding can become a suffocation hazard. You should also ensure any small choking hazards or cords are well out of reach. A baby monitor provides the ultimate peace of mind because you can keep a watchful eye even if you aren’t there in person. You can use an audio-only model that will tell you if your baby is upset or sleeping soundly. You can also upgrade to a video baby monitor that shows you exactly what’s happening in your baby’s room.
How do I keep my baby safe in the car?
Car seats are legally required to keep your child safe on the road. With so many makes and models available, it can be hard to decide how to choose the right car seat for your child, so you should start with your provincial regulations. Very young children require a rear-facing car seat, and they can transition to a forward-facing car seat and booster car seat as they grow up.