Store these items away in cabinets and use latches and locks that can withstand a toddler’s persistent tug and pull.
2. Install safety gates or fence
Sooner or later, your baby will be able to climb up and down the stairs. To prevent fall accidents, install safety gates or fences. However, choose the product wisely. Don’t use one with gaps large enough to fit a baby’s head, as much as possible.
Note: You can also install safety gates in rooms where you don’t want your child to enter, such as the bathroom (where they might slip or fall in the tub), the kitchen (so they couldn’t go near you when you’re cooking or boiling water), and the garage.
3. Install corner bumper and outlet covers
Another crucial tip in keeping the home safe for toddlers is to use corner bumpers and outlet plates.
Corner bumpers can turn the edge of cabinets, drawers, and tables into softer surfaces. They may not prevent toddler head bumps, but they can most definitely diminish the pain. Be sure to choose a bumper that stays securely on the furniture.
Installing outlet covers can prevent electric shock and electrocution. Choose outlet plates and covers that toddlers cannot easily remove. It’s also important to choose one that’s big enough so little ones cannot put it in their mouths.