There was a time when I didn’t have to worry about anyone but myself. I purchased a new home and got to decorate it the way I wanted to, and I loved it. Safety was never an issue I considered, until I became a mother. Honey Bee introduced to me to world that opened my eyes to so many worries, especially when she started walking. Once my daughter got her stride my home needed a complete overhaul! I didn’t really know much on how to baby proof my house, until I started seeing the types of things my daughter could get into. Who knew such a tiny human could think of such creative ways to put themselves in harms way? Honey Bee certainly had a knack for turning a seemingly harmless scene into a life or death situation.
What Goes On Behind The Baby Gates
I’ll be honest in saying that I didn’t know much about baby proofing a house, and when I did learn I didn’t learn from the experts. I learned by thinking like a baby! After I saw what types of things got my daughters attention, I began to baby proof my house. The included using electrical outlet covers, corner guards, cabinet and draw locks and baby gates.
Below are two rooms, can you spot the hidden dangers?
- My child would climb onto the couch and pull the books down. Honey Bee would also try to hang on to this shelf as well.
- This lamp is screaming to be taken off of the table and played with. Or if she wasn’t interested in the lamp she would jiggle the table and it could fall on her.
- A possible chocking hazard.
- The corner of these tables are sharp edges, definitely not safe for a clumsy toddler.
Do you see any other potential hazards?
- I’m not sure what is beyond this door, but I’m sure my daughter would be able to think of some way to put herself in danger.
- Another lamb asking to be tipped over.
- Sharp edges on tables.
- Having a fire place and a baby/toddler just doesn’t sound like a great combo.
- Oh, how she would love to knock down these books and climb this shelf.
- I’m not sure what this is, but it looks like something a child would climb up on and jump off. Or use as a stool.
- The couch with the banister behind is very dangerous!
Did I miss anything? If so let me know in the comments.
How To Start Baby Proofing
Don’t go into baby proofing your home blindly like I did, here are a list of resources to help get you started.
Also be sure to go to Diapers.com for all of your baby proofing needs. They have a large selection of baby gates, and other equipment to meet your baby proofing needs.