Bringing Baby Home

Dated: April 4 2017

Views: 1073

Bringing Baby Home: A Baby-Proofing Guide for New Parents

Bringing a new baby home from the hospital is a monumental moment in a family’s life. If you’re a first-time parent and you’re not sure of all the ins and outs of baby-proofing, read on for an essential guide to making your DFW home safe.

FEB 16, 2017

Bringing a new baby home from the hospital is a monumental moment in a family’s life. It’s a flurry of tiny toes, tiny diapers … and a realization that there’s now a tiny new human living in your home. If you’re a first-time parent and you’re not sure of all the ins and outs of baby-proofing, read on for an essential guide to making your DFW home safe and sound for little ones.

Get Down on Baby’s Level

A great way to begin baby-proofing is to take a baby’s-eye-view of your home. What’s in reach when your baby begins to crawl or walk? By taking a simple look around from this perspective, it will help you to determine which drawers, cabinets, and other spaces your baby may want to investigate. Don’t want to do it yourself? Look into hiring a professional baby-proofer (yes, they do exist). Here’s a good resource for finding one in the Dallas area.

Plug Up Your Electrical Outlets

When you bring baby home, go ahead and protect your outlets — even though your bundle of joy isn’t mobile yet. You can go the route of getting the plug-in caps or replace the outlet covers altogether with ones that include a safety latch.

Be Mindful of Heavy Furniture

Your television or bookcase might not seem dangerous, but to a curious child, these household items are real hazards. To avoid them tipping over onto children, affix what you can to the wall. And, whenever possible, put heavier items on bottom shelves to make furniture less top-heavy.

Embrace the Gate

Whether or not your home has two levels, a safety gate is an essential item when baby-proofing. Not only can it corral a child in a safe place such as a playroom, but it can also prevent him or her from toddling into danger. Ideally, look for a gate that is certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association.

Practice Water Safety

Accidental drowning is the leading cause of death in children ages one to four, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Even if your home doesn’t have a pool, always be watchful around water. Bathtubs, toilets, and even buckets of water are hazardous to babies and young children. Read this article for helpful advice on baby-proofing your bathroom.

When you bring baby home, life will be filled with lots of new surprises. Enjoy them all by taking time to baby-proof your home. You’ll be glad you did.

Blog author image

Victoria Jackson and Mike Shuttleworth

The Steamboat Luxury Team -Vicki Jackson and Mike Shuttleworth Vicki Jackson has been a Realtor for 11 + years and comes from a long line of Realtors. She has specialized in luxury resort and ranc....

Want to Advertise on this Site?

Latest Blog Posts

What You Need To Know About The Current Market Recovery

Will This Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?Many American businesses have been put on hold as the country deals with the worst pandemic in over one hundred years. As the states are

Read More

Why Use A Real Estate Pro

3 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital WorldIf you’re searching for a home online, you’re not alone; lots of people are doing it. The question is, are you using all of your

Read More

Steamboat Springs Base Area Plans Move Forward

Development near base of Steamboat Resort enters city planning processNews | May 28, 2019Frances Hohlfranceshohl@comcast.netA rendering of Thunderhead Station, a proposed development on Ski

Read More