Baby-Proofing Methods Parents Should Focus On

Baby-Proofing MethodsWith the number of baby proofing methods advised for every kind of home, parents rarely prepare everything in one go. Some parents pursue or adjust proofing based on their children’s tendencies. While each experience differs with each family, some methods deserve more attention than others.

Don’t Slip suggests applying floor coating that both enhances its appearance and makes it non-slip serves not only the baby but also the parents as well. Slippery floors may cause worries of falling while holding the baby. The use of additional friction, such as rugs and carpets in common areas of the house, makes baby-sitting less risky.

Lock It

Everybody knows the importance of keeping hazardous chemicals and instruments out of children’s reach. Not all parents, however, latch drawers. Nobody can predict the level of children’s curiosity; hence locking drawers within their reach keeps them from entering small spaces and playing with seemingly harmless materials.

No Drowning

Toddlers, who are naturally top-heavy, sometimes fall even in the most unlikely places. Toilet bowls are among those places, and a fall into one proves fatal.

Locking toilet lids disables them from pursuing their curiosity, especially when they learn to walk and manipulate common objects. Exploring the market for locks that fit specific types of toilet bowls assures efficiency. Afterwards, the next challenge lies in reminding all members of the family and even guests to lock the lid after use.

Unplug It

Leaving laptop chargers and similar objects plugged even when no longer attached to a device puts toddlers at risk of electrocution. Their adventurous nature —along with tendency to taste and chew on anything they can grab— tempts them to put these wires in their mouth. Avoiding incidents like this demands the cooperation and alertness of the entire family. Developing this safety habit profits everybody long after the baby has grown up.

Accidents come in many forms —most of them unexpected— and closing opportunities for them to happen gives toddlers the freedom to roam and their guardians, ease of mind.

About the Author

As a psychology professor at a university in Texas. Athrun also teaches at a personality development institute in the same state.