When your baby is a newborn, everything is perfect: he feeds, sleeps, and empties his nappies on time. That’s all he’s done for the day. You don’t have to worry about storing small objects, locking cabinets, or erecting baby gates around the house. That is until your child becomes mobile. Everything will alter about 8 months (later if you’re lucky, earlier if you’re unlucky). Your formerly motionless angel will begin crawling or dragging himself around by merely using his arms.
It is normally a frenzied race at this time to babyproof the house, from covering electrical plugs to removing breakable things off tables. Whether you are a first-time parent or simply have many close friends with babies, you are probably aware of the importance of keeping your home safe for a curious child.
Childproofing outlets in your home
There are several obvious hazards, such as sharp corners on a coffee table or exposed electrical socket cover, but there are also a few hidden hazards that you may not be aware of on a regular basis. Here are some helpful hints and tactics for making your house a secure environment for a newborn to be. However, bear in mind that nothing is perfect, so keeping an eye on Junior should always be at the top of your priority list.
Outlet plugs or caps
Outlet plugs, which come in a variety of sizes and forms, are affordable and useful. These plugs can be a choking danger since youngsters learn to remove them and frequently put them in their mouths. This is especially true for older outlets, which may not firmly keep the plugs in place. Furthermore, caregivers frequently forget to change outlet plugs whenever they use the outlet. If parents are planning to utilize outlet plugs, they should keep the following in mind:
- Buy outlet plugs that are too large for a newborn or toddler to suffocate on. They are a choking hazard if they fit inside a toilet paper tube.
- After using an outlet, always replace the plug.
- Avoid the charming or bright ones since they will draw your baby’s attention to the outlets.
- After installing the outlet plugs, test them – they should be tough to remove for you to verify they are difficult for curious toddlers to remove.
Sliding outlet covers
The sliding outlet cover, often known as a self-closing cover, is the second type of cover. This kind is simple to install by unscrewing the screw that holds the current cover plate and replacing it with the sliding outlet cover. When a caregiver or potentially a youngster unplugs anything, the cover shuts over the socket holes automatically. This function protects the outlet by removing the choking threat of an outlet plug and reducing the need to rely on someone remembering to reinstall something. Parents also don’t have to worry about their baby crawling over and removing this type of cover.
Safety harness for travelling
BabySafeHouse Safety Harness with Lock for Travel is an essential product if you are travelling especially at airports, museums, shopping malls and the like. Its one end can easily be fastened on the wrist of the parent and the other end on the wrist of the child keeping the child’s reach limited to a certain distance of about 2-2.5metres preventing the child from running away and getting lost in the crowd.