Baby proofing, as insignificant as it may seem, is a necessity if you have babies and toddlers running around the house. Baby proofing your house ensures the safety of your children. A baby proofed environment safeguards your children when they are at an age where they are ready to explore everything and anything in their sight. Touching, eating, biting, pulling, breaking any item around the house could easily harm them or injure them.
Professionally baby proofing your house can save up a lot of time, especially if you are new parents bringing home a newborn. The most accidents happen at home because that is where children spend most of their time playing. The most unsafe areas where accidents happen are:
- Near the kitchen sink
- Near medicine cabinets/bags that contain medicine
- Slippery/wet floors
- Big and high windows
- Unsafe sleeping environments that could cause choking
- Sharp foods that could cause choking
- Small items lying around the house that could cause choking, such as batteries, clips, keys etc.
These are just some of the many reasons why your house must be baby proofed, but the most important role is that of the parents who must be watching their kids at all times. Crawling babies and toddlers running about the house are curious and will make their way through anything and everything you won’t even think of, which is why baby proofing beforehand is extremely important. A simple trick for parents is to actually get down on all knees and hands and look for areas that the children could reach from such a low height, this way they won’t miss out on anything.