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Jersey Village child care tips: How to infant-proof your home

Posted on 06-30-2014

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Time flies when there is a newborn at home and before you know it, your child will be mobile and exploring everything. This is why childproofing your home before he can crawl, or even while you are expecting, is the best way to keep your home a fun, safe place. Here are some great childproofing tips:

  • Safety latches and locks: Cabinets and drawers in the kitchen, bathrooms, storage rooms and throughout the house should be safely secured. This will prevent your child from gaining access to sharp objects and choking hazards, as well as stopping potential injuries from fingers getting caught as cabinets or drawers close.
     
  • Poisons, medicines and household cleaners: All of these present a very real danger to young children, especially to your exploring infant who wants to put everything in his mouth. These items should be moved to cabinets that are high up and out of reach. Special care should be taken to ensure that none of these substances or products are within a child’s reach while being used.
     
  • Safety gates: These should be placed at the bottom and top of staircases as well as at the entrance to rooms that are not safe for your child, such as the garage. Make sure the safety gate meets current standards and that the bars are close enough together to ensure that your infant cannot get stuck between them.
     
  • Outlet covers and plates: Unlike outlet safety plugs, these are more robust and present a low choking risk. Remember to cover all outlets that your child might be able to reach, including those behind furniture.
     
  • Bumpers: A lot of our adult-sized furniture presents a danger to crawling and walking children, since many have sharp edges that are at a child’s height. Bumpers on coffee tables, hearths, couches with hard edges and other furniture will greatly reduce the risk of injury. After adding a bumper, test it to make sure that your child cannot pull it off.
     
  • The outdoors: Just like your home, your yard needs to be safe for your child. Covering or fencing in your pool or hot-tub, securing large planters so that they cannot be pulled over, and removing equipment, fertilizers and poisons to a secured shed are all important safety measures.

If you are looking for a company to evaluate your home and design a complete infant-proofing solution, speak to the experts at Precious Baby Protectors for advice.

At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Jersey Village, we offer a secure, completely childproof, state-of-the-art facility for infants ages six weeks and up.

To find out more about our highly acclaimed child care facility and curriculum, contact us today.

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