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Baby Proof Home List

Updated: Dec 17, 2021

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When your bring you baby home, all of sudden you start to noticing how danger lurks around every corner of your home. Sharp edges, loose knickknacks, and slamming drawers – oh my! What many parents don't know is that now on the where ever you go the first thing that will come to your mind is you child's safety whether he/she is a newborn or a crawling baby or a toddler or a teenager!

Safety starts from day one. Here what you need all along the way :

1. Baby Monitors.

Nowadays, they make baby monitors that allow you to watch a live video feed of your baby directly on your phone. A good baby monitor will allow you to step away from your child to complete tasks while still being able to see or hear your little one wake up. There are some that come with a video screen and some work with your smartphone and are Alexa/ Google home enabled.

Find more about the BEST BABY MONITORS OF 2022 here.

2. Night Light

You’re going to be taking a lot of midnight walks down your hallway. Line your walls with night lights so you have enough of a guide to move around safely without having to wake up the whole house with a harsh overhead light.


3. Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors:

The U.S Fire Administration suggests checking your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors once a month and changing the batteries twice a year. If you need instructions on how to check the detectors in your home, check out this article by Allstate. Aamazon’s echo – Alexa has made life easy for all of us. This Alexa enabled one is our favorite.


4. Baby-Proofing gear:

When you baby starts crawling, you will need a lot of safety stuff. Use safety plugs to cover electrical outlets, install locks on your drawers, cabinets, and fridge, ensure tall furniture like bookshelves and dressers are anchored to the walls, and do not leave anything where your baby could attempt to reach out and grab it. Here is a kit to begin with.

Baby Proofing Kit -$34.99


5. Corner guards/ edge bumpers:

When your baby starts walking, they will struggle with balance and motor control. Protect them from bumps and bruises by covering sharp edges of furniture with padding.


6. Wall anchors for Shelves/ dresser/ cupboards/ chest/ console tables, etc.

If you can get rid of free standing shelves, consoles nothing like it. Chests and dressers can go inside closets with doors with door locks. Falling chests, drawers is one of the major fatal accidents babies get into each year. In case you can not get rid or hide your tables, shelves and dressers, then wall anchors are your best bet. Test the anchors after installation to make sure they are safe!


7. Safety gates

Installing safety gates around precarious areas such as pools and staircases can prevent falls and other accidents. Gates can also contain your baby from going in rooms or areas you don't want them to.

To a baby, almost everything is a snack. Keeping your floor clean can stop them from putting dirt, dust, and small objects in their mouths that could potentially cause them to choke. We recommend wall mounted single shelves installed at 5 ft or above from floor for all your storage as much as possible. This can be a project during your pregnancy.


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