Have you noticed? The moment your baby began to take his or her first steps, suddenly the world appears larger and a lot more dangerous? Even the normal things, like the bed that you took so much joy buying, suddenly begins to feel dangerous, and extremely unsafe? Especially when your baby realizes the “joys” of jumping on it? The bad news is, short of binding your baby to your wrist at all times, you can’t really protect them from every fall and crash. But the good news? You can do a few changes to your home to ensure that they crash and fall at the minimum.
How do you get about doing that? read ahead to find out…!
The unprotected wall plugs and wires
Admittedly, people now-a-days use more electricity than ever before. Sometimes, it feels like our entire day revolves around some machine or the other. This said, you are bound to have unprotected wall sockets and loose wires cluttering the place. Tape off the wall plugs (using masking tape) that you don’t use often, and block the ones that you use. Tuck the wires out of sight to avoid your child tripping over it—and nibbling on it!
Stairs and balconies
Both of the above are scary on their own right—making accidents on them a common thing. Make sure your stairs are secure with firm banisters, and the balcony balustrades safe and high enough. If using a good fencing contractors Adelaide, make sure that the edges are not sharp. Make sure that the bars are not wide enough for your little one to try and squeeze through, or even stick an arm or leg through them.
The sharp corners
Speaking of an aluminium balustrade and sharp edges, look around your home and its furniture to find sharp corners as well. The little ones tend to bruise themselves pretty badly on the bed corners as well as things like coffee tables as well. Use baby proofing corner guards to soften the corners. You can find these in most baby shops, and definitely online as well. The best part is that they also come in clear gels, so that your furniture doesn’t end up looking funny. Visit this link http://www.ausfencing.com.au/products/balustrade/balustrade-glass/ for more info on other balustrade like the glass balustrade from Brisbane.
Drawers, shelves and counter tops
We can’t tell you the times that we’ve heard of children up ending drawers on to the floor, or worse, on their toes. Loose drawers that are easy to open are definitely the culprit for it. Secure these drawers with a lock. With shelves, avoid placing fragile, breakable or hard and heavy objects on the shelves that your little one can reach. Same goes for your kitchen counters. Don’t keep anything that you don’t want your little one handling on the counter; kids are quite creative when reaching what they want!
Doors and windows
Don’t take the chance of your little one locking himself or herself in a room; keep all keys away from the keyhole. Attach door latches on the doors that you have to lock, and install them in a height that your child cannot possibly reach. Install grills on all your windows, and keep the ones without a grill firmly closed and locked.