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September 10th, 2016 by MichiganLiving Keep Your House Safe for Your Kids At All Times By Following These Childproofing Tips and Advice

Safety and security is truly important inside the house. Aside from securing the house against potential break-ins or home invasions, you must also make sure that the place you live is safe for a child or for a baby to roam around.

Child-proofing or baby-proofing the house should be your number one concern if you have little kids. Below are some tips and advice that can definitely help making each and every room safe for your child.

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Use cordless shades or cord cleats to keep blinds safe for your child. This can reduce child strangulation hazards.

Cushion edges of your coffee table, TV stands and any other sharp corners with bumpers. Scan your room and make sure that all corners that are potential hazards are already taken care of.

Totally remove any breakable stuff or items out of your child’s view. Removing them out of their reach is sometimes not enough so make sure that they won’t see any of those easy-to-break items easily.

Secure tall furniture and bookshelves to the wall with bolts or locking straps. This can help keep tall furniture from falling over once your child decided to climb over.

Secure TVs at your wall. If not possible, keep the TV set behind closed doors.

Keep your houseplants out of your child’s reach or sight. The mud at your flower or plant pots is a child magnet so make sure to secure them at all times.

Install baby gates at your stairs if your home does have two or more floors.

Install guard door at your fireplace.

Install stove knob covers. Use appliance lock as well. Installing a stove guard or rails is also highly recommended.

Use and install latches and locks at your under sink cabinets where cleaning products are usually placed. Keep it secured at all times to prevent accidents.

Use non-slip mats in and out of the tub and hard-surface floors near the bathroom. Child naturally runs around at all times so prevent them from slipping by using non-slip mats.

Keep medicines and supplements out of your kid’s sight and reach. You can also use medicine boxes with safety locks.

The tips above can reduce and totally eliminate home hazards. Keep your kids safe and sound by following these advice.


14 responses to “Keep Your House Safe for Your Kids At All Times By Following These Childproofing Tips and Advice”

  1. Kandi says:

    These are some really great tips. Thank you for sharing them.

  2. There are great tips and so important. Make sure to always secure big furniture!

  3. RUSS says:

    I don’t have kids, but I can’t stress enough on the importance of child-proofing one’s home. Safety should always be a primary concern of parents. It’s always best to be cautious and be 2 steps ahead.

  4. Sarah Bailey says:

    They are some great tips – I have to admit I’m so clumsy these days (thanks health) that I might have to try some of these out just for me! x

  5. Chei says:

    These are big help! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Elizabeth O. says:

    Baby-proofing your house is important especially if you have a very curious baby! I love these tips and they’re definitely going to help.

  7. victoria says:

    That is absolutely a great tips. I’m so glad that you share this

  8. aziel morte says:

    Thanks for the tips, Our stairs and our main door have a little gate for him.

  9. These are all good tips! One that I had never considered before reading a really tragic story is to anchor really heavy furniture. Toddlers can pull down almost anything!

  10. Kendra says:

    Thanks for the tips! I have little ones and they try to get into everything!

  11. Glenda says:

    These are some great tips to get your kids from getting hurt by child proofing your home. I’m glad you added the plants because a lot of parent don’t know they can be poisonous.

  12. CourtneyLynne says:

    Great advice! You can never be too safe with little ones running around!

  13. Mhaan A says:

    These are very helpful tips! It is also important to cover all the outlets as they are very dangerous for the kids. Thanks for sharing!

  14. aurora says:

    I need to tell my sister this since she just gave birth to a baby girl. lol

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