How to childproof your home
1. Check from your child’s viewpoint
Get down on your hands and knees and look around. Look out for little gadgets and items that are smaller, or the same size as your baby’s fist – they usually don’t draw attention when looked on from above. Now they will emerge from the carpet and will be visible on the floor. Pick them up, and put them away immediately.
2. Protect electrical outlets
Protect electrical outlets with covers featuring a sliding safety latch. These automatically slide closed should your child remove a plug and can’t be opened by little fingers.
3. Think heavy and sharp
Put heavier items on bottom shelves, and cover the corners of your furniture (like TV sets, book shelves, tables) with something softer (you can buy corner guards) to avoid any possible injuries caused by their sharp edges.
4. Keep chemicals and medicines out of reach
Keep any household chemicals, cleaning products and detergents out of reach, because they could cause ingestions and serious eye/skin irritation. Ariel PODS as any other detergent, should always be out of reach and sight of your babies and toddlers. Put them on the upper shelves and always keep them in their box (so you can exclude even the possibility of a POD accidentally falling on the floor). Do the same for medications – keep them locked away!
5. Close drawers
Keep dresser drawers closed when you’re not using them. They can be perfect ladders for little legs and there is no stopping a little explorer when it comes to aiming higher and higher.
6. Secure your windows
Lower windows should never be opened wide, as your child might fall out of them. Look for window latches that stop windows from being opened to a potentially dangerous amount.
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