Baby proofing can be a daunting task, but the 10 must-have baby proofing products listed here will get you started, secure your home, and keep your busy little baby safe.
1. Baby Gates
If you have stairs, baby gates are, without question, a necessity. Invest in hardware-mounted gates for stairs. Pressure-mounted gates work well for doorways and keep baby in a designated safety zone.
2. Child Safety Latches
3. Child Safety Outlet Covers
4. Furniture Straps
Furniture straps protect against tipping. Baby proof your flat-screen television, heavy bookshelves, and unsturdy cupboards. In other words: Secure any piece of furniture your baby might attempt to climb.
5. Child Window Safety
6. Edge and Corner Cushions
7. Magnetic Child Locks
8. One-Piece Door Stop
Those innocuous-looking door stops with removable caps are a choking hazard and the springs could pinch little fingers. Replace them with soft, one-piece door stops.
9. Stair Railing Shield
Baby proof stair railings and banisters with a shatterproof clear plastic shield to prevent against falls.
10. Smoke, Fire, and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
One final tip: The world is enormous to your child. Keeping her confined to one or two rooms, at least for now, can simplify your initial baby proofing and allow you to super-baby proof the space you know she’ll occupy most often.