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Child-proofing Your New Home

What's in this article?
  1. Why Child-Proof Your Home
  2. Baby-Proofing Checklist
  3. Kitchen
  4. Bathroom
  5. Staircase
  6. Swimming Pool
  7. Lounge And Bedrooms
The Movers Have Unpacked

You have just moved into your new home; the movers have unpacked and they are long gone. You are looking forward to making memories in this new environment only for your child to drown in the pool. Did you know that preventable accidents in homes are the number one cause of death and injuries for small children? One of the most effective ways to keep your child safe is by child-proofing your house.

Why child-proof your home

Peace of mind: One should enjoy finally owning your own home but it becomes impossible to do so if you are constantly worrying that your child will fall down the stairs or slip on the brand new tiles. Child-proofing will help you and the entire family enjoy the new home without worry.

Child freedom: Kids like to explore and they should have the freedom to do so in their new home; crawling and walking around without being encumbered. Once you child-proof the home, you can let the babies free because you know it’s safe for them to roam around.

Save money: Child-proofing can help you save thousands of dollars in medical bills by preventing injuries and you could also be saving the kids’ lives.

Baby-proofing checklist

The secret for effective baby-proofing is to move from room-to-room to identify the potential danger spots. One of the best ways to do that is to crawl on the floor so you can see the house from a child’s view. Get this done as soon as the packers have helped you settle in.

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 Effective Baby Proofing

Kitchen

One of the best ways to keep your child from things like the fridge, dishwasher, oven and cutlery drawers is to have door latches installed so the child can’t pull them open. Make sure the gas is also switched off and the trash is put outside or in a tightly sealed bin.

Bathroom

Stories of children slipping in the bathroom or drinking toilet water are very rampant. Keep the bathroom locked at all times and the toilet seat latched. Empty the bathtub immediately and lock all medicine and cosmetic cabinets.

Staircase

Apart from having stable stair case rails, the top and bottom of all staircases should have a lockable gate that a child cannot push open.

Swimming pool

Statistics from Consumer Product Safety Commission show that 250 kids die each year from drowning in their swimming pool while 2600 others are hospitalized. Have a suitable pool fence with a self-latching gate to keep the children safe. You can also install a pool door alarm that goes off until an adult disables it.

Unused Electrical Outlets Are Covered

Lounge and bedrooms

The lounge and bedrooms are full of electrical outlets, wobbly bookcases, nightstands, lamps, blind draw cords and glass. Keep all these items away from a child’s reach and ensure all unused electrical outlets are covered and have carpet grippers to keep the carpets and rugs intact.

Because baby-proofing your new home is very critical have it at the top of your to-do list immediately you move into your new home.

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

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