You’re trying to be the best mother out there and prepare everything before your baby arrives. You have read many parenting books but you’re still confused about one particular topic. Baby Proofing! You understand that it is extremely important, but it seems that the list can go on and on about what to do. Here are some basic guidelines to help you.
This process is pretty confusing. When to start? What to do? Who to ask? Stay calm cause you’re already ahead of the game. The most important thing is to be organized and to think ahead of time. Safety items make great gifts, so add them to your baby registry. Once your baby is born, start thinking about how you can protect him once he starts crawling, because before you know it, he’ll be all over the house.
The best thing to do is to take a good look around your house and try to identify things that can be a problem. You’ll be surprised at how many things you will come up with. Some examples are, putting outlet covers over the sockets, putting locks on all cabinets that can be a hazard, etc. The most important safety item is a gate. Installing a safety gate helps protect your baby by keeping him in one confined safe space.
While all babies need eyes on them constantly to be kept safe, these simple changes also can help protect your baby.