Our little ones absolutely love to learn! And, they’ll be doing that as much as they for as long as they’re awake. They learn by looking, feeling, tasting, dropping, etc. And, that can lead to some dangerous situations. That is one of the reasons it’s a good idea to start baby proofing your home!
There are many things you can buy at the store that can help with this process, but if you want to save a little, here are some ideas that you can use to protect your little ones.
See from your Baby’s Point of View
The first step for baby-proofing your home is to look around your house from your baby’s perspective to identify things they might be attracted to and might feel tempted to grab and eat.
One of the babies’ favorite ways of checking out things is to put them in their mouth, which could lead to choking. Therefore, all small items need to be placed out of a child’s reach to prevent that from occurring. To identify items that could lead to choking, use a toilet paper roll. Experts say that anything that can fit through the cardboard tube is not safe for your little one.
Since electrical outlets have openings, your baby may want to find out what’s inside it and will put their fingers in the outlets to do so. To prevent any harm, cover them with plastic or simple band-aids or tape. Make sure to not use anything that’s colorful or has cartoons/pictures on it because that will make it more attractive.
Good Ol’ Toilet Paper
Since toilet papers are easy to unroll, toddlers find them fun to play with. To protect them, take a large plastic bottle and cut it from top and bottom. Make a slit in the center piece and use it to cover and protect the toilet paper from getting wasted (and possibly eaten) even if your baby gets their hands over it.