Congratulations! If you are reading this article you are about to start on one of the most amazing adventures you could ever go on: Parenting. Even though this is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life, there is a lot to do before your bundle of joy arrives. That is why we want to help you get one big project out of the way: baby proofing the house. Here you will learn the main areas to cover in your home, along with the tools you need to get the job done!
Being the center of many homes, the kitchen has a lot of things going on in it at all times. This room is not too hard to baby proof but will require some living adjustments. For example, making sure any choking hazards like magnets are away from the ground. Make sure your counters are level so that nothing rolls onto the ground where the baby can easily grab it. Also, anything that is where baby can get it should be relatively baby friendly things like pots, pans and other larger objects.
The living room is a big challenge because there is just so much of it. So make sure the areas where baby will be the most is safe and clean, and since babies will be doing a lot of crawling in the first few years of their life, this starts with the floor. Make sure to use your floor care tools to clean the areas where the baby will be crawling and double check the floors to make sure there are no loose nails or carpet edges.
Bathrooms can be a very dangerous places if you do not address them properly. Between the actual tub and toilet and the chemicals that are present under the sink, there are a lot of hazards that need to be avoided. To start, you can use basic plumbing equipment to make sure your drains are all running smoothly, you don’t ever want standing water around a baby. Then make sure there are latches on all of the cabinets and even the toilet seat to keep the baby out of harm’s way.
When getting your stairs ready for the baby, the number one way to make it safe is to set up a baby gate. To make sure you don’t damage your stairs, walls or floors, you might want to check out some wood working tools to make sure you can get everything set up smoothly. If the gate hangs too low where it scratches the ground, you can sand it down until it fits just right.
We understand that every home may have a unique obstacle that you may face when baby proofing your home. So if you have any questions about the baby-proofing process and the tools you may need give us a call or send us a message and we will be happy to help.