Baby proofing your home is one of the most important things you will ever do for your child. Face it…no parent can keep an eagle eye on their child 24/7. With September being National Baby Safety Month, we are going to discuss whether your home is baby proofed and give you some tips on how to make it completely safe for your child.
One of the first things that you will want to do when you want to baby proof your home is to examine your baby’s crib. It’s best not to use the drop-down kind, and never use an old crib, as many of them have lead based paint on them. Crib slats need to be only about 2 inches apart, and there should be no toys in the crib. Make sure to move the crib away from windows, and any type of curtains or dangling cords from blinds.
Never leave your child in a bathtub alone, it only takes a few seconds to drown, and you can drown in very little water. Making sure that your hot water heater is turned down is another safety tip that many parents don’t think of. Even if you are careful not to leave your baby in the tub alone, the water can get turned on, and easily scald a child.
These are just a few of the safety measures you can take to baby proof your home, there are many more out there for careful parents to explore.