Do you have a little one on the way and you’re feeling as thought your home isn’t perhaps the most ‘baby friendly’ of environments? Well, don’t worry, because there are plenty of steps that you can take to make it safer and with a gestation period of 9 months, that gives you plenty of time to prepare!
So, what can you do to baby proof your home? Let’s look at some products that you can buy now to ‘baby protect’ your home for when the time comes.
1 – Furniture Corner Guard Cushions
OK, so whilst your new-born baby isn’t going to be under much threat of banging their heads on the corner of tables, you’ll be surprised by how quickly they’ll shoot up and be on their feet, tearing around the house!
So, what better a way of protecting their delicate little noggins, than by purchasing some furniture corner guard cushions. They’re fairly discreet with a transparent finish, and they even come complete with cute little smiley faces as well!
2 – Floor Cable Tidies
Another huge problem that you will face when the little one comes along is all of the expose cables. Today, with our homes being packed full of electronics, we have cables running along everywhere, exposed to the elements. As children love to explore with their hands and mouths, you must ensure that you keep all of your cables tidied away and out of sight! So, first of all, you can buy cable-ties to keep them bunched together and well-ordered behind your computer desks and television consoles.
Another great product, is the floor cable tidy. Particularly when running cables through the house temporarily, you’ll want these rubber protectors to keep the cables tucked away and out of sight to prevent your little ones from grabbing at them, pulling on them, and more importantly, chewing on them!
3 – Soft-Close Hinges
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Something that very few people remember to do is invest in soft-close hinges when they have children. Cupboard are going to be opened and tugged at, and you won’t be present in the room with them at all times to keep an eye on them. So, with these soft-close hinges, the chances of your children getting their fingers trapped in doors is going to be significantly lower. These are easy to install and they’re cheap enough so that you can replace all of the hinges in your home.
Not only that, but you’ll be protecting your ears from all of the unnecessary slamming of doors! That, and it will increase the longevity of your cupboards as well.
4 – Wooden Door Handles
Another great product is the wooden door handle. These are nice and discreet and won’t protrude quite so dangerously as other metal handles which might stick out and pose a nasty threat for those delicate heads that will be bobbing around all over the place! Nice and easy to install, these wooden door handles are an excellent choice when baby proofing the lower, ground-level cupboards that will be in teach of your little ones.
5 – Protect Your Floors from Your Children
Of course, it’s not just about protecting your children from your home, but vice versa! As your baby grows and starts walking, you’ll find them pushing and pulling and dragging all sorts of stuff around the house. If you have laminate flooring, then why not add some floor protectors? That way, if your baby starts dragging the chairs around, it won’t leave nasty scratches all over your beautiful laminate flooring!
And that about sums it up! With these handy baby-proof products, you can turn your home into a relatively safe haven. That way, you’ll feel much more confident looking away for 2 minutes without fear of coming back to find your baby bawling its eyes out with a nasty bump on its head!
If you would like to find out more about the various home-safety products and gadgets that we have, then please do not hesitate to contact us today!