Top
10
Doctor insights on: Baby Proof The Home

Share

Baby Proof The Home (Overview)

Baby-proofing your home involves going through your home and reducing hazards to a baby. This should be done routinely as the baby develops and different safety needs arise. For example: a newborn should not have pillows or blankets in the crib, and consider placing a rug below the crib or changing table to soften the landing in case of a fall. As the baby gets older, tasks such as securing cabinets and plugging electrical outlets become important. Be sure to place all your cleaning products behind locked cabinets and away from your crawling baby.


1

1
Why safety items do we need to baby proof our home?

Why safety items do we need to baby proof our home?

Baby's activities: Depending on the age, when your baby is crawling or cruising or walking, you need to get down at his/her level to a)remove any sharp objects b) put kindergaard locks on cabinets c) gates on stairways d) avoid baby walkers e) remove beakables and precious items & f) be present, be present, be present. Distraction often works when your child is "on a mission" to get into trouble. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Baby Proof The Home (Overview)

Baby-proofing your home involves going through your home and reducing hazards to a baby. This should be done routinely as the baby develops and different safety needs arise. For example: a newborn should not have pillows or blankets in the crib, and consider placing a rug below the crib or changing table to soften the landing in case of a fall. As the baby gets older, tasks such as securing cabinets and plugging electrical outlets become important. Be sure to place all your cleaning products behind locked cabinets and away from your crawling baby.


2

2
How do I baby proof my house?

How do I baby proof my house?

I am limited...: ...To 420 characters to answer, but most pitfalls are beautifully shown here: http://babydr.Us/wordpress/2007/01/21/15/comment-page-1/#comment-23 and more detailed information here: http://familydoctor.Org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/safety/kids-family/027.Html. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What are the best ways to baby proof my house?

What are the best ways to baby proof my house?

Get on all fours: Get down to their level and while on all fours, go through your entire house preferably several people should do this. As previously stated lock up just about everything that the child could get their hands into. Remember drapes, electric cords, tv sets and audio equipment that could topple over, pull cord for window blinds, etc. Remember to: lock, cover, protect and discard. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What is the best way to baby proof the kitchen?

What is the best way to baby proof the kitchen?

Knob covers/latches: A great way to baby proof the kitchen is to get down on your hands and knees and look at what a baby can pull on, open, turn, or put in their mouth. Often times, it's the stove and oven knobs that need covers, doors need latches (even the fridge), pots and pans that can be pulled down need to be put up, cords of course need to be put up, and sharp/heavy objects need to be put away. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
6

6
What is the best way to baby proof the nursery?

What is the best way to baby proof the nursery?

Safety Anticipation: I have found that by anticipating your child's normal development steps and then predicting what they may be doing in 6 months will allow us to stay " ahead " of them. In other words institute protection 6 months from where we are now! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What is the best way to baby proof the living room?

What is the best way to baby proof the living room?

Crawling around: Crawl around on your hands and knees and see things at a child's level. Remove things that you do not want broken. Look for sharp corners on furniture etc and find ways to protect them. Consider a lock on the tv/stereo cabinet f it is at child eye level. Plug electrical outlets. Make sure there are not areas your child can get trapped behind things. Life to the baby is an adventure. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
How do I baby proof my house to protect my crawling baby?

How do I baby proof my house to protect my crawling baby?

Crawl around : By crawling around yourself, you can see what your baby sees and see what she may get into and thus remove the hazards. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
9

9
I am having my first baby and have been told to baby proof my house. What would you recommend?

I am having my first baby and have been told to baby proof my house. What would you recommend?

It is essential: Baby and child proofing your home will prove both a sanity saver and keep your baby safe. Once your baby becomes mobile (rolling, crawling, walking), she will be curious about everything and i mean everything. And? It will all go into the mouth at first. Keep choking and toxic hazards out of reach, plug those outlets, gate those stairs, and keep re-evaluating your home child proofing needs. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How do I baby proof windows?

How do I baby proof windows?

Keep them closed: Toddlers and older children are attracted to windows, especially when open , so they can be a danger zone. For the 2-6yr group, they are creative at moving ottomans or chairs up to windows to see out, they lean on a screen not understanding it won't hold them & fall out. Either keep windows locked or have locks that prevent opening more than a few inches and store easily moved furnature. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
What is the best way to baby proof our stairs?

What is the best way to baby proof our stairs?

Baby gate: Invest in a good baby gate to avoid the infant from falling down the steps. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
What is the best way to baby proof the bathroom?

What is the best way to baby proof the bathroom?

Keep the door closed: There are parts of your house where you can remove items that might harm the inquisitive baby. But there are times like the early todler years when you should keep baby out. Open toilets are a magnet for the child facinated by floating objects, yet todlers are top heavy & may tople in & drown trying to retreive a toy. I don't trust toliet locks or all family mbrs using them correctly. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
How can I baby proof our hotel room when we travel?

How can I baby proof our hotel room when we travel?

Age dependent: The answer depends considerably on the infants age but in general protect your baby from electrical outlets, stairs, small particles on the floor, and from falls. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
14

14
Is my newborn baby proof or I have to have a medical condition to use the fmla for maternity leave?

Is my newborn baby proof or I have to have a medical condition to use the fmla for maternity leave?

FMLA: Your baby's birth certificate or hospital discharge should meet the requirements--but best to check with your benefits' advisor. ...Read more

15

15
How do I child proof my home for a hemophiliac?

How do I child proof my home for a hemophiliac?

Childproof home: Most important is to pad shar corners of furniture and cabinets. Make sure the handrails on stairs is secure to prevent falls. Make sure rugs have non slip pads. If there are toys on which he can climb, make sure you have put soft material under it in case he falls from it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
What should I think about while baby-proofing?

What should I think about while baby-proofing?

Think like a baby: Crawl around your house and see the world from your baby's point of view. Anything that you can reach or pull can be dangerous: drape/blind cords, electrical outlets, cabinets with medicine or dangerous cleaning products, low-hanging tablecloths that can be pulled, an unprotected stairway, etc. Think like a baby: what happens when i pull this? Will this fit in my mouth? Can i climb onto the table? ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Can you buy child safety proof containers for cleaning supplies?

Can you buy child safety proof containers for cleaning supplies?

Child proofing : Yes. You can also buy locks to put on the cabinet you keep them in. Most stores that carry baby products, have a child proofing section. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What baby-proofing equipment is essential?

What baby-proofing equipment is essential?

Vigilant parents: There are a lot of products for "baby proofing" the house. Some, like stairs guards, are important in certain situations, but common sense and vigilant parents are the most important. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Which baby proofing equipment is necessary, and what is simply nice to have?

Which baby proofing equipment is necessary, and what is simply nice to have?

Door & drawer locks: Drawers and cabinet doors must all be locked up. Velcro straps can be used to hold many items in place, such as tv sets and lamps, which could fall on a child. Electrical outlets should be covered. Remember, anything that can be pulled down by curious little hands will indeed be pulled down! ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
20

20
What hospital in spartanburg, sc do paternity test after child is born? how long do it take to get results? do they give proof or jus verbal results?

What hospital in spartanburg, sc do paternity test after child is born? how long do it take to get results? do they give proof or jus verbal results?

Legal Issue: At eighteen months post the birth of your child you must have a legal advisor helping you with this. To prove paternity is a legal issue at this point and your attorney will have to arrange the correct testing and obtain the correct proof of paternity. ...Read more

Find us on Facebook