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Time to Babyproof Your House?

Having babies is a part of marriage that many newlyweds look forward to most.  New additions to the family could create the need to move to a bigger home.  Moving to a new bigger house is also exciting!  When your professional Charlotte area movers handle your furniture, they use quilted furniture pad wraps to protect your household items while in transit and while being carried into your new home.  With new little ones on the way, protection is a huge topic of concern. If only keeping your newborn son or daughter safe were as simple as wrapping your baby in a quilted furniture wrapAll joking aside, there are some important factors to keep in mind when you are prepping your new home for your soon-to-be newborn.

  • Since your baby will soon learn to crawl around the house, it is important to consider every area to which he or she could possibly crawl.  Electric sockets are among the many danger zones within your baby’s reach.  Plastic outlet covers are a must for any of your unused sockets.  Babies are adventurous, so keep this in mind.  You should store any dangerous items such as sharp objects and cleaning products up high so that they are out of reach.  To avoid a messy kitchen, you should also install childproof locks on your lower cabinets.  Leaving one cabinet accessible is ok, just make sure that there are only safe objects inside, like toys or pots and pans; don’t completely hamper your learning baby’s natural desire to explore!

  • Baby monitors are extremely helpful for new parents, especially in a large house.  Another way to protect your baby for times when he or she may be out-of-sight is to install plastic gates to prevent a baby adventure from venturing into less-than-safe area in the home or outside!  Don’t ever underestimate your child’s ability to out-smart your baby-proofing tactics; never allow your baby to be out of sight for long!

  • It is also important to be mindful of sharp corners such as the ones on a coffee table or fire place.  Use pillows blankets or even foam pieces to prevent accidents.  Make sure that your newborn is properly protected from suffocation by keeping toys pillows stuffed animals and other objects out of the crib.  Also, be sure that there are no gaps through which your baby may stick his or her head and get stuck; space between crib slats and other openings in the crib should be small enough to prevent this type of an accident!
Now that your mental gears are moving, you should have a good jumping-off point for your baby-proofing project.  This should be an on going project as your little one will certainly teach you a thing or two about keeping him or her safe as the early months come and go!