Safety For A Newborn Baby
Childproofing your home is one of the most important things you need to do if you are expecting, or already have, a small child that needs to be taken care of. There is perhaps nothing worse than the feeling a parent will get when he or she sees the baby get injured or hurt, most especially if the cause could have been avoided by simply taking the necessary precautions around the house.
First thing’s first, however, knowing the many baby safety products are available to use. Everything from corner cushions, to cabinet latches and locks, to socket blockers, and many others, all have to be known to the parents, so they can be used accordingly in specific areas of the house.
This is the next step, knowing the areas or components of the house that need modification. The first things that need to be checked are furniture and appliances that have moving parts, such as doors, drawers, and knobs. The doors can be opened by the child who happens to be crawling by, revealing what’s inside, which can range from anything between glassware and silverware to hazardous chemicals, to extreme heat from ovens or extreme cold from refrigerators. The easiest way to solve this danger is to place door latches out of the reach of the child.
Electronic devices and appliances have to be checked next. Any wiring should be kept out of the reach of children, and away from normally used paths that the baby might crawl at, to avoid the risk of being entangled and choked. Sockets used by the appliances also need to be checked, to make sure that the plugs aren’t loose, or no sockets are open and within the reach of the child. Use socket blockers to close any sockets that are not being used.
Lastly, cover furniture that have sharp corners with corner bumpers, to avoid bumps, bruises, and cuts when a child collides with them, and secure the stairs by installing stair safety gates that will prevent the child from ascending or descending the stairs without adult supervision.
These simple tips will have big results, especially when done correctly.