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How to Baby Proof Your Home

How to baby proof a mobile home

Are you expecting a little one or have a baby who is starting to crawl? Maybe you're going to be a Grandparent and forgot what needs to be baby proofed around the house. Regardless of if you are a soon-to-be parent, family member watching a toddler or just having friends with small children over, take a look at our room-by-room guide to learn how to baby proof your home.

How to Baby Proof Your Living Room

How to baby proof your living room

  • Place covers or soft tape on all corners of coffee tables and end tables
  • Mount television to wall or attach to a television stand
  • Put pinch guards on all of the doors that the baby has access to in order to prevent pinching their little fingers
  • Add screens under your floor vents to prevent objects from being dropped in
  • Use outlet safety covers to prevent children from accidental electrocution
  • Keep fireplace tools out of your baby's reach
  • Place a high quality screen in front of the fireplace

How to Baby Proof Your Dining Room

How to baby proof your dining room

  • Keep silverware off the dinner table when not in use
  • Avoid having a long table cloth that could be pulled from below
  • Vacuum/Sweep regularly to prevent little mouths from consuming old food that has fallen

How to Baby Proof Your Kitchen

How to baby proof your kitchen

  • Install lock tabs on all cabinet doors
  • Keep dishwasher door locked at all times
  • If stove knobs are reachable, keep locked or place safety covers on them so that the stove top will not be accidentally turned on
  • Keep handles of pans (hot or cold) turned inward on stove top
  • Keep oven door locked or use a swivel oven lock
  • Have a side lock on the refrigerator and freezer doors - if within your child's reach
  • Set a low maximum temperature on your hot water heater

How to Baby Proof Bedrooms

How to baby proof your bedroom

  • Install furniture straps to prevent furniture from tipping over
  • Attach television to a stand or wall
  • Do not rest a stand up mirror against the wall
  • Install cordless blinds
  • Keep all small items, such as jewelry, out of reach

How to Baby Proof a Bathroom

How to baby proof a bathroom

  • Use a faucet cover in the tub
  • Install locks on all cabinet doors that are within reach
  • Keep medications, razors, nail polish, etc. out of your child's reach
  • Place a rubber band around toilet paper if your toddler likes to unroll it
  • Purchase a latch to go on the toilet lid
  • Set a low maximum temperature on your hot water heater

How to Baby Proof a Laundry Room

How to baby proof a laundry room

  • Place all detergents/cleaners out of your child's reach
  • Keep washer and dryer doors closed at all times

How to Baby Proof a Garage

How to baby proof a garage

  • Keep door to garage locked at all times or use a baby gate as this room is almost impossible to baby proof completely due to different liquids and equipment that may be stored here.