Baby Steps to Baby-Proofing Your Apartment
New parents are often overwhelmed and unsure of how to prepare for the newest member of their family. It is scary enough to be responsible for a new life, but it is even scarier if there are dangers looming all around, especially in your own home.
Here are some tips and tricks on how to enjoy your bundle of joy’s first steps, without needing to live in constant terror:
1- Baby Monitor:
A wireless baby monitor is one of the essentials when you have a baby in the house. It allows you to keep your eyes and ears on the baby without needing to be physically beside her or him all the time. Just make sure you don’t slip up and say something that you don’t want others to hear, you never know who is listening on the receiving end of the monitor.
2- Electrical Outlets:
When your baby starts crawling, he will begin to explore the world around him and most probably start touching everything he can get his hands on. One of the best things to do in this situation is to cover your electrical outlets. It is best that you put slide-ons or plastic covers on them.
When your baby starts to lean on furniture to walk, chances are that he or she might get hurt if there are any sharp edges, especially if these edges aren’t very high. It is best to cover them, especially those of tables, with rubber covers.
4.Glass and Home Accessories:
It is best to remove any vases or other breakable home accessories within the reaching level of the baby. This also includes kitchenware. So be careful not to forget your glass cup of water on the living room table before you leave the room!
When babies are at that age of discovering their surroundings, they are more likely to latch onto things that they can reach. This can pose a danger, especially if the baby latches onto a table cover that has things on top of it. Try to tuck any loose covers or other objects that might pose a threat if the baby latched onto them.