If you’re a first-time parent, or soon will be, you’re probably wondering how to toddler-proof your home. It’s not as hard as you might think! In this post, we’ll give you some tips on how to make your home safe for your little one. Keep in mind that each child is different, so what works for one may not work for another. Be prepared to adjust and adapt as needed. And most importantly, have fun with it!
Hide All The Medicines
This is the most important step as it is a matter of life and death. You need to keep all medicines out of your toddler’s reach. You can either store them in a cabinet or lock them up in a cupboard.
If you have a medicine cabinet, you can use childproof locks on it. However, if you do not have one then you can go for a locking cupboard. In case you are using liquid medicines, then make sure that they are stored in child-proof bottles.
Kids are curious by nature and will put just about anything in their mouths. If you have medicine out in the open, it’s only a matter of time before a child finds it and tries to eat it. And even if the medicine is not toxic, swallowing pills can be a choking hazard. By keeping your medicines hidden away, you can help prevent accidents and keep your children safe.
Hide The Sharp Objects
Your kitchen will be the most dangerous place for your toddler as there are many things that she/he can get hurt with. One of the worst things that your toddler may get hurt with is a knife. So make sure that all the knives are kept away from his/her reach.
If possible, get rid of all the knives except one which you can use when cooking or eating food (obviously). You can also store them in a knife block or drawer so that they stay hidden from view but still within easy reach when required.
Scissors are dangerous objects that can cause a lot of damage to your toddler if she/he gets hold of them. So, store all the scissors in a drawer or cupboard and make sure that your child cannot reach them. You can also get rid of the scissors and use kitchen shears instead.
Hide The Bulbs
If you have small children or pets, then you know how important it is to child-proof your home. One way to do this is to make sure that all electrical outlets have covers. Another way is to hide any cords or wires that could be a tripping hazard.
But one area that is often overlooked is hiding the light bulbs. Not only are they a choking hazard, but if they fall and break, it can create a serious safety hazard. That’s why it’s so important to take a few minutes to hide the light bulbs in your home.
Whether you tuck them behind furniture or cover them with a lampshade, taking this extra step will help to keep your home safe for everyone.
Hide The Cleaning Products
Cleaning products such as bleach, ammonia, turpentine, etc are extremely dangerous for your toddler and should be kept out of her/his reach at all times. You should not leave cleaning products out on the floor where they could easily be knocked over and spill out onto the floor or worse still get into your little one’s mouth.
If you have any cleaning products in an open container then make sure that they are covered with a lid or a plastic bag so that they do not pose any danger to your child when she plays around them accidentally.
So, these are a few general tips to toddler-proof your home. Remember, every child is different and will react differently to various situations, so be sure to use your best judgment when it comes to protecting your little one. And finally, have fun with it! This can be a new adventure for both you and your child.