Babyproofing

Babyproofing can be overwhelming, especially for first-time parents. Baby care and safety is here to help you with everything you need to know.

How to childproof your holiday?

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere! I love this time of year, but I have been putting a hold on holiday decorations. To be honest, I’m a little nervous. This is our first Christmas with a very active toddler in the house. I know for a fact that holiday décor and children…

How to babyproof your TV and entertainment center?

The TV is like a wonderland. It is very attractive and full of temptation for your baby. Light, sound and movement? Check. Electronic devices with flashing lights and buttons? Check. Hanging cords? Again check. So how can you babyproof your TV and entertainment center? 1 Secure the tv Let’s start with the TV. The first…

How to prevent electrocution: Act now

Babyproofing electric outlets and cords is critical for your baby’s safety. If your baby comes in direct physical contact with electricity by biting an electrical cord or poking a metal object into an outlet for example, an electric shock might happen as the current runs through his body. Electrical injuries can range from momentary discomfort…

Protect your baby from door accidents

Your baby is curious by nature. Now that she’s on her feet, she might be able to reach the door handles or knobs. While it may seem exciting to be able to find out what’s behind the door, some rooms may not be safe for her. Not only that, she can pinch her little fingers…

The ultimate guide to choosing a baby safety gate

Most parents consider baby safety gates essential babyproofing tools. They are. One minute your baby is playing at your feet and in the blink of an eye, he’s gone out of the room. Safety gates can keep your baby safe and prevent him from falling down the stairs, climbing them up and entering areas with…

Prevent burns: All you need to know

Every day, babies and children are treated in emergencies for burn-related injuries. Many of these accidents could be easily prevented. Follow these tips on how to guard your baby against burns. In the Kitchen The best piece of advice I can give you is to keep your baby out of the kitchen. Funny, right? We…

Babyproofing window cords

It’s amazing how fast your baby can put herself in dangerous situations. That’s why, as a parent, you need to stay always, one step ahead. Strangulation is another one of those hazards that don’t come across our mind when it comes to babies and children; yet it is very real. The most imminent danger is…

Prevent falls: Babyproof your windows

Tragically, thousands of children fall from windows every year around the world. The good news is that these types of accidents can easily be prevented. What types of windows do you have installed? The first step to babyproofing your windows is to figure out what kind of windows you have. Each window type uses different…

Babyproofing cabinets and drawers

Your baby’s curiosity doesn’t stop. Little fingers want to touch everything, including cabinets and drawers. Cabinets and drawers can be very hazardous. They can hide dangerous objects such as sharp knives and poisonous substances. Also, they can shut on your baby’s fingers, resulting in injury. If this is not convincing enough for you to babyproof…

Babyproofing your furniture: All you need to know

When learning to crawl or beginning to walk, your baby will tug on anything he can reach and use it for support. And when he learns how to climb, watch out! He isn’t very strong, but clearly, he’s more trouble than you’d think. Large or heavy bookcases, dressers, and appliances can become real hazards. This…

Protect your baby like a safety officer

I’m a mama of two boys, but I am also a health and safety professional in the construction field. In the industry, to protect the workers from workplace danger and minimize the risk of hazards, we use a system called “Hazard Control Hierarchy”. Don’t be scared by the technical words. Let me explain. The system…

Babyproofing demystified

Your baby is almost mobile. Now is the time to babyproof your home. Are you scared already? Don’t be. As scary and difficult babyproofing sounds, trust me, it is not. We will go through it step by step together. 1 Why babyproof your house? The facts clearly state that more children are injured (often fatally)…


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