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How to Childproof Your Home: Prevention Tips and Products

It's every parent's worst nightmare: their child gets injured and worse inside their home. But with a few precautions, you can help keep your child safe from common dangers in the home. In this article, we will discuss prevention tips and products to baby proof your home. We'll cover the most common dangers, such as sharp edges and choking hazards, and what you can do to prevent them. We'll also recommend some great child safety products that will give you peace of mind when you're not around. Keep reading for more information!

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Most Common Dangers

There are many potential dangers in the home, but some are more common than others. Here are a few of the most common dangers you should be aware of:

  • Sharp Edges: Children can easily hurt themselves on sharp edges, like those on coffee tables or countertops.
  • Choking Hazards: Small objects are a choking hazard for young children.
  • Climbable Objects: Children love to climb, but it can be dangerous if they fall.
  • Electricity: Kids are curious about electricity and it can be very dangerous, anything that turns on or off can be a hazard.
  • Chemicals: Cleaning supplies and other chemicals can be poisonous if ingested.
  • Doors: Doors can pinch fingers or slam shut, causing serious injury.
  • Faucets: Hot water, cold water, and flooding can cause serious injury.
  • Toilets: Children can drown in toilets if they fall in headfirst.
  • Windows: Children can fall out of windows if they're not properly secured.

Prevention Tips

Now that you know the most common dangers in the home, here are a few tips to help prevent them:

  • Keep sharp objects out of reach and/or covered.
  • Remove small objects from the floor and keep them in safe places.
  • Block off access to climbable objects.
  • Install childproof locks on doors, cabinets, and appliances.
  • Keep chemicals in their original containers and out of reach.
  • Never leave children unattended near water.
  • Use safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs.
  • Keep all doors and lower windows closed.
  • Keep your child in an open environment with good visibility

Child Safety Products

In addition to taking precautions, there are also many products you can buy to help baby proof your home. Here are a few of our favorites:

Magnetic safety lock unlatched and hand opening cabinet door

Magnetic Locks

These locks are installed on cabinets and drawers to keep them shut. They are also invisible to your child, so they won't fidget with them and your home will stay looking clean. Our magnetic lock kit has the strongest magnets and locking mechanism to facilitate your opening and closing of any drawer.

Adjustable safety strap locked over a two door cabinet

Adjustable Safety Straps

These straps can be used on a variety of objects, such as appliances and furniture. They help keep things in place and prevent them from tipping over or opening. Our adjustable safety straps are strong and can withstand the toughest toddlers.

Outlet plugs inserted into USA 2 standard electrical outlets

Outlet Plugs

These plugs are essential for any home with young children. They help keep your child from sticking their fingers or other objects into outlets. Our outlet plugs are minimal and have a wedge for easy plugging and unplugging.

We hope this article has been helpful. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to help!