Congratulations, there’s a baby on the way! Now that you’re expecting, it’s time to get prepared for your little bundle of joy. One important step is to ensure your home will be safe before the baby arrives because they’ll be moving around before you know it.
Baby proofing your home involves removing all potential dangers your baby may encounter. When it comes to getting your new Beazer home ready for baby, some steps are more difficult than others. Be sure you are prepared now so that you can relax once the baby arrives.
Importance of Baby Proofing Your New Home
You will be amazed at how much danger your baby is exposed to while in the comfort of your own home. The key to baby proofing is to make sure your baby is safe. However, oftentimes we don’t take into account that baby proofing your home also helps to ensure your baby is comfortable, and able to move around the house without having any accidents. As a parent, you will have peace of mind knowing your home is safe for your baby.
Important Areas To Consider When Baby Proofing
- Bathroom: The best way to baby proof your bathroom would be to consistently keep the bathroom door closed. However, this may not always be possible as sometimes you are bound to forget. Therefore, take extra precautions by installing safety locks on all toilet lids to ensure that even if your precious baby finds a way into the bathroom he/she will not be able to access the toilet.
- Electricity: Babies are naturally very curious and so it is not uncommon to find them poking their little fingers into electrical outlets. To prevent your baby from having a serious accident with electricity, cover all of your new home’s outlets.
- Doors: Once your little one grows tall enough to reach the door knob and walk around on their own it becomes harder to keep an eye on them. Be sure to put child proof covers over your new home’s door knobs so that your baby can’t escape into other rooms, or worse, go outside alone.
- Glass: Your baby will love to crawl throughout the house, touching items along the way. Be sure all glass and ceramic knickknacks are displayed on shelves located high up, out of your baby’s reach.