Babyproofing Your Kitchen
As a mom, you probably spend more time in the kitchen than any other room in the house. Cooking and cleaning, cooking and cleaning ALL. DAY. LONG. But not only is the kitchen the most popular room in the house, it's also one of the most hazardous. Here are 6 ways to start babyproofing the kitchen and keep it safe for your kid:
- Install baby locks on all of the cabinets and drawers your kid can reach. You may want to leave one or two lower cabinets unlocked and fill 'em with unbreakable stuff for your kid to bang—like wooden spoons and plastic Tupperware.
- Keep all of your cleaning products and dish soaps up on high shelves. Even if a cabinet is locked, it's better to keep these things out of reach. Your little genius could figure out a way to bust open the baby locks (especially if he takes after his brilliant mama!).
- Make sure to put outlet covers on all of the electrical outlets. There are too many tempting utensils lurking around the kitchen to stick in there!
- Make sure to keep all knives and dangerous appliances pushed back on counters. It's amazing what little kids can reach when they're on their tippy toes!
- Install a babyproof lock on your oven door and teach your baby never to open the oven door.
- Put a babyproof lock on your fridge door. You don't want your baby to crawl inside and get trapped. Or (gasp) find your stash of chocolate pudding!