Whether you’re expecting a happy, new bundle of joy or are planning on moving into a new family apartment, planning and preparation are important. Your baby is very delicate and deserves a living space where they’re safe to explore without the possibility of hurting themselves on sharp edges and other hard objects. That being said, if you childproof your family apartment unit, you have to do it right. Read on to discover the most important things to consider while remembering that this isn’t a complete list.
Install Baby Locks Where You Can in Your Family Apartment
Once your baby gets to that age where they’re capable of crawling and exploring, there is no doubt that they’ll want to open and close cabinets too. You can prevent them from getting into any locked items by installing baby locks! Remember that the apartment kitchen is the most dangerous spot in your apartment, so while a baby should never be cruising around the kitchen, it is important to keep this space as safe as you can. Secure all of your kitchen cabinets with baby-proof locks, especially any that might contain cleaning chemicals or sharper objects.
Remove or Cover-Up Sharp Edges in Your Family Apartment
As your baby begins to walk and crawl, they’re sure to be a bit clumsy. While spills are bound to happen as they wobble all around your family apartment, the last thing you want for them is to fall onto something sharp. If possible, replace objects with sharp edges for some softer or rounder ones. For example, swap out the rectangular coffee table with one that is more round or gets rid of it entirely. If you can not remove a sharp corner, then cover it up with a safety guard.
Inspect Everything from a Baby’s Eye-Level
While your apartment might be safe from your adult point of view, there are potential hazards that lie around your baby’s eye level. Get down on the ground and reexamine the home from their perspective. You might find things such as nails, wires, or other tiny objects that you might not have noticed. Remember, if it is small enough, it might end up in your child’s mouth, so avoid having any tinier objects on or around the floor. While there are some things to consider while childproofing your apartment, just remember to keep an eye on them whenever you can. Keep them away from balconies too.
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