One of the most important duties of a parent is to ensure the safety of your kids. This includes everything from taking appropriate fire safety measures to babyproofing your home. To help you better understand how to babyproof your home, Contractor Quotes has created the following infographic and article on the topic.
The following article talks more about babyproofing your bedroom.
Your child will be spending a lot of time in your bedroom. Babies and toddlers are known to be very clingy. Besides, a lot of parents are more comfortable if their child is right there with them in their bedroom.
Yes, your bedroom is safe and comfortable for you. You designed it to be this way.
Unfortunately, it’s not necessarily safe and comfortable for a child. There are a lot of hidden dangers and as a responsible parent, of course you wouldn’t want to expose your child to these dangers.
How to Baby Proof a Bedroom
Fortunately, babyproofing a bedroom is easy. You just have to follow these steps:
- Use a crib that has fixed rails.
This is the safest type of crib nowadays. Avoid cribs that have drop sides as they are very dangerous. In fact, they’re now banned which means that they shouldn’t be available in stores.
However, be careful when using hand me down cribs.
- Check the gap in between the slats of the crib.
It’s a good idea to play it safe. Stick a soda can through the slats of the crib. If the soda can gets through, then the slats are too wide apart.
- Watch out for hanging toys.
These hanging toys are a must for babies. They help stimulate a baby while he’s lying down. However, as soon as he starts showing signs that he can stand up, you have to remove these hanging toys. Your child will try to reach them which can lead to accidents including strangling and choking.
- Watch out for toys in general.
Make sure that they’re age-appropriate. Avoid choking hazards. Make sure that they don’t contain lead or other harmful substances.
- Don’t place a crib near window blinds or curtains.
Your child will try to climb using the window blinds or curtains. Of course, these can’t carry the weight of a baby, so you know what’s going to happen.
- Place thick carpets on areas in and around couches and anything that a child may climb onto.
Children love to climb and they’ll try to climb anything they can get their hands on. Your couch is fair game. Your bed is the same. Your child is prone to falling so you have to keep your eyes on your child. But even if you plan on watching your child, it’s a good idea to place thick carpets in these areas in the event that your child falls on the floor while climbing.
- Check the nightlights.
A nightlight may seem harmless enough. That is, until you touch it. Some nightlights can get really hot. This is why you have to keep them out of reach of your child. In addition, use LED for the bulb. It’s cooler.
Other Things to Do
You have to know that there are other babyproofing steps that you have to follow, and we recommend you thoroughly study the information provided in the infographic.