Babies change everything. They change the kind of cars we get (any reluctant minivan owners out there?!), our schedules, and even our home decor. Hello, toy chests and boxes! My farmhouse color scheme doesn’t work so well with all the colorful toys…*sigh* LOL!
My favorite age/stage is Liam’s age. I love the 6-12 months stage! It’s the age where they explore, learn new things, and they get curious about anything and everything. But, they still like to cuddle and fall asleep on you.
But as babies learn to crawl and walk, new challenges are welcomed. Before you know it, you will have to baby proof your whole house. Having to baby proof your home can seem daunting but don’t worry, I got you mama😉!
I want first to reiterate how important it is to baby proof your home. There have been countless times I foresee something happening but thought, “oh it’s no big deal,” and sure enough… it happens. Also, parenting is much more relaxing when you don’t have any added stress.
Here are some things that should be babyproofed at your home:
- Get a baby gate if you have stairs. Baby gates need to be installed both top and bottom of stairs. Baby gates are also great to block off offices, or other rooms you don’t want your baby to go into.
- Cover your outlets. ALL OF THEM. I know it may be a hassle to uncover them when you need to use them. But when it comes to baby-proofing your house, better SAFE then SORRY is ALWAYS, better.
- Secure your cabinets. Especially the cabinets with cleaning products, or anything that could potentially be hazardous.
- If you have a pool, get a gate or a net and secure it.
- Spring Door stoppers- you know how most of them have the white end caps? Remove them! All three boys had an obsession with door stoppers and the end caps. Those end caps are a choking hazard.
- Lock your toilets!
- Shorten your blind cords.
- Cover your power strip cords if they are exposed.
- Cover sharp corners of your furniture.
- Lastly, secure furniture that your little one could climb up on or topple over. For example… bookshelves, floor mirrors, and TVs.
Have you childproofed your home? If so, what have you done? Share below! Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you have a great day!