Once your baby is starting to crawl or roll around, you’ll need to think about making sure every room of the home is safe for them. This might seem like a daunting task but if you take it one room at a time, it’s much easier. It’s a good idea to get down to your baby’s level and think about what they can reach which might be dangerous. There are loads of great products available to help you make sure your home is safe as can be for your infant. Here, we will review a range of different gadgets to help you make childproofing your home easy.
What are the Different Types of Childproofing Products?
There are loads of easy to use products and gadgets which make childproofing everything in the house much easier. There are cabinet and drawer locks and catches, to stop little ones pulling out anything they shouldn’t. You can also get stove and fire guards to ensure babies can’t get anywhere near dangerously hot areas. There are bathroom safety kits which include toilet locks and faucet protectors, and you can also buy corner guards which stop the edges of tables and other pieces of furniture from being dangerous to little ones. The exact equipment you’ll need depends on the layout of your home, so it’s a good idea to go through each room and think about which things might be dangerous when your little one is on the move.
The Reviews: Best Baby Proofing Products
In this section, we will take a look at some different products for child proofing your home. There are kits and products for every room of the house, so you can be sure your little one will be safe no matter where they are able to escape to!
Baby Safety Cabinet Lock Set
These cabinet locks are easy to install, and don’t require any tools – they are attached simply using the strong adhesive tape which is included. The locks therefore won’t leave a mess on your furniture once they are removed. The locks are also invisible from the outside, meaning there are no unsightly locks spoiling the look of your home.
The cupboard locks can be switched to the ‘unlocked’ mode which is ideal for when baby is out or is sleeping, meaning you won’t have to unlock the cupboard every time you want something. This kit contains 16 locks and 3 keys, meaning you can always have one close by.
Dream Baby Bathroom Safety Kit
This bathroom safety kit includes everything you need to ensure your bathroom is a safe place for your little one. There are pieces which can be used during bath time, including a spout cover, appliques to prevent children from slipping in the bath, and a water thermometer. There are also pieces which make the bathroom safe when your little one is not in the bath, including a toilet lock, a door stopper and drawer catches.
This is a great baby proofing kit for parents looking for everything they need to make their bathroom safe for their little one. Some of the pieces, such as the child safety locks, can also be used in other rooms of the house if they aren’t needed in the bathroom, making this kit great value for money.
Adjustable Stove Guard
This child proof stove guard is a necessity for parents who often have their toddler playing in the kitchen whilst they are cooking. It easily attaches to the front of the cooker, and is adjustable to fit size 24 to 36 inches. It is fitted using strong adhesive tape, which is easy to remove when it is no longer needed.
The stove protector is a clear gray color, which matches well with most colors of cooker. The guard will prevent toddlers from reaching any hot pans, and hopefully they will soon learn that the cooker isn’t for playing with. It’s a great way to keep your baby safe if you are using the cooker to sterilize baby bottles.
Safety 1st Essentials Child Proofing Kit
This baby proofing kit includes almost 50 pieces, to ensure every room of your home will be safe and ready when your little one gets on the move. It includes four twist door knobs, meaning toddlers won’t be able to escape when they’re tall enough to reach the knobs! There are also 30 plug protectors, which are ideal for preventing babies from jamming small objects, or their fingers, into the sockets.
The child proofing set also comes with 12 baby cabinet locks, meaning kids can’t get into cabinets containing medicines, cleaning products, or anything else you need to keep safely out of reach. The cabinet locks need to be screwed in, so when it’s time to remove them you’ll probably need to fill in the holes.
Corner Protectors for Babies
These corner protectors come in a pack of 24, which is enough to cover several pieces of furniture. They come with extremely strong adhesive pads, so they are easy to install. The corner guards can easily adhere to a variety of surfaces, including wood, glass and metal.
The table corner protectors are essential when babies start pulling themselves up on the furniture. They prevent any nasty bumps if they slip, and are also ideal as your baby becomes a toddler and starts running around all the time! The covers are completely transparent, meaning they won’t spoil the look of your furniture pieces.
There are so many tools and products to help you make sure your home is safe for a newly mobile infant. You’ll probably want to choose a selection of the products above to ensure all rooms are safe, but exactly what you will need depends which furniture you have in your home.