As babies discover that their feet can hold them upright, it opens them up to a whole new world of mischief. Fortunately, most of the mischief is innocent, but there are also plenty of opportunities for accidental injury. If a small child can walk around, chances are he or she won’t be in your line of sight 100 percent of the time. To keep your little one safe, try these tips for baby proofing your home.
Bumpers: Table and shelf corners are often at the right height to connect with your baby’s head. To prevent bumps, bruises and scrapes, install soft corner bumpers to make corners a mere harmless obstacle as your kid waddles around the house.
Gates: A baby gate helps keep your kid out of unsafe areas, or in an area where you can easily supervise. Either way, if you don’t want your child to have full range of the house just yet, a baby gate is a good solution.
Cabinet locks: Installing baby-safe cabinet locks makes it difficult for small children to open cabinets, yet still simple for adults. This is especially useful for cabinets that contain cleaning products, other chemicals and sharp objects.
Door knob covers: Similar to cabinet locks, door knob covers make it possible for adults to turn the knob while preventing tiny hands from doing so. This helps keep toddlers out of rooms that may hold dangers, like bathrooms or kitchens.
Window coverings: Traditional blinds with long cords can easily get tangled around a child’s neck if said child gets curious enough. However, you can get cordless window coverings to eliminate the danger. A simpler solution may be hanging a hook up high so you can wrap the cord up and away from your baby.
A baby-proofed home not only protects your own child, but it also provides a safe environment for children who visit your home. Lowering your liability risks can even help decrease your home insurance premiums. Ask your agent for details.
We care about your family’s safety. Call First Insurance Group at (800) 511-2892 for more information on Somerset home insurance.