Baby- and Toddler-proofing Basics
Here are a few simple babyproofing basics you should take care of ASAP (if you haven't already)!
- Set your water heater to 120 degrees F or lower so your kid doesn't scald himself if he turns on the tap.
- Put safety latches on all of your cabinets, especially ones with chemicals or knives in them.
- Tie up drapery and blind cords. They are a serious strangulation hazard!
- Hide all electrical cords out of babies reach and plug up unused wall outlets with socket safety plugs.
- Bolt heavy furniture, like bookshelves to the wall so it doesn't topple down on baby.
- Make sure all medications are secured in a locked cabinet well out of baby's reach. And if anyone comes to visit who might have meds with them (i.e. grandpa) make sure he stores them up on a high shelf as well.
Psst! We have loads more info about your toddler on our toddler page!