How to Babyproof Your Home

Edit Article This article will help you keep your home safe for young children and babies.

General Practices

  • How to Babyproof Your Home
    Install baby-proof/child-proof products around your home.Products include locks for cabinets, outlet covers, corner guards, and furniture straps.
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    Keep hazardous products away form children.Store chemicals, glass, medicines, knives, forks, pots, pans, spoons, spices, and other sharp or hazardous objects away from the reach of children. Instead, put these items in locked cabinets or drawers.
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    Put baby gates in off-limits areas.Areas include bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways, and the kitchen.
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    Use knob covers.Put knob covers on doors to rooms that are not child-proofed.
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    Keep any breakable items out of reach from children.
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    Make sure no doors can be opened.Lock your bi-fold doors and deadbolts. Secure your sliding doors.
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    Lock your windows.This will help prevent children from falling out of the window.
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    Put a TV guard on your TVs.
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    Lock up documents and important stuff in your desk drawer.Put a childproof lock on it so your children don't take and ruin your documents.
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    Get rid of poisonous plants.Put them on a high shelf away from children.

In the Kitchen

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    Consider blocking off the whole kitchen with a baby gate.The kitchen is a particularly dangerous area, so it may be simpler to keep your children away form it altogether.
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    Keep your children away from ovens, microwaves, and other dangerous kitchen appliances.
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    Put stove covers on your stove knobs.
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    Put a childproof lock on your cabinets and drawers.

In Your Room

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    Use childproofing devices.Products include: Latches for your desk drawer, outlet covers, corner guards, TV straps, and closet locks.
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    Put your favorite or breakable items in a safe or otherwise out-of-reach area.
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    Put a baby gate in your doorway.

In the Baby's Room

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    Vacuum the floor.Clean up any small or dangerous bits of trash that your baby/child might try to eat.
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    Clean the room.Keep toys, games, coins, balloons, and wrappers out of reach of children.
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    Childproof the window by putting a childproof lock on it.
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    Put a strap on the dresser.
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    Use a door stopper or door mouse to prevent pinches and injuries.
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    Put a baby gate in the doorway.
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    Put a bed rail on your baby's bed.

In the Laundry Room

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    Keep chemicals and other dangerous items out of reach of children.
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    Child lock the washer and lock the washer so your child can't open it.
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    Lock the closets.
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    Clean the floor.

In the Garage

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    Keep tools, bolts, nuts, washers, chemicals, glass, and power tools out of reach of children.Lock them inside locked cabinets.
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    Lock your car.
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    Lock up the freezer to prevent traps.
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    Lock your bug sprays of you have cabinets in your garage.Bug sprays can be very dangerous to children so keep them out of reach.
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    Lock the freezer.Children are very curious about getting into the freezer and getting trapped inside. so lock your freezer every time you leave or when you in the garage.

In the Living Room

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    Keep glass, pictures, and toys out of reach.
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    Put a baby gate in the front door to prevent your child from leaving the house.
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    Lock the windows.
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    Put a baby gate in the kitchen doorway.

In the Bathroom

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    Install safety latches on cabinets and drawers to keep children from potentially poisonous household products.
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    Keep tweezers, toiletries, lipstick, and razors out of reach of children.
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    Install toilet locks to keep toilet lids closed.Children are more top-heavy than adults and can lean and fall into a toilet easily. They also can drown in just one inch of water.
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    Install anti-scalding devices on faucets and shower heads to prevent burns.Also set the water heater thermostat to 120 degrees. It takes just three seconds for a child to sustain a third-degree burn from water at 140 degrees.

In the Dining Room

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    Keep china, glass, hot food, wrappers, coins, balloons, and other items out of reach of children.
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    Lock the hutches or china cabinets that you have in the dining room.
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    Keep medicine,chemicals, and knives in locked cabinets.
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    Strap large furniture.
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    Cover the outlets.
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    place corner guards on tables and other furniture.

In the Office

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    Place documents in locked safes or filing cabinets.
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    Strap large furniture.
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    Place outlet covers on unused outlets.
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    Place corner guards on tables and filing cabinets.
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    Lock up the closet.
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    Place knives, tacks, pens, glue, letter openers, and ink out of reach.
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    Place breakables out of reach.
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