Practical Tips on How to Baby Proof Your House to Safeguard Your Baby Ellie Thompson 19 September, 2019 Baby, Living, Parenting, Product Reviews Baby proofing the home is vital, especially once little ones start to crawl. It’s completely inevitable that your baby will fall over and bump their head at some point – it happens to them all. You can however, do much to prevent accidents in the home from happening by baby proofing. Take a few minutes to sit down on the floor and view the house from your baby’s perspective: suddenly you’ll see a whole world of danger! But don’t worry – we’ve got some handy pointers and products to help you ensure your home is as accident free as possible. Protect little fingers Think furniture hinges and plug sockets. Remove pretty much anything that isn’t a baby toy out of harm’s way. Anchor furniture A must. If you’ve got cabinets or drawers that need anchoring, do it. Babies love to pull up on anything and everything. Avoid trip hazards You can buy soft corners to stick to sharp furniture edges. Get some baby gates to cordon off the stairs. Keep your staircase free from clutter – you’ll still be carrying baby up and down the stairs most of the time, and it’s often difficult to see exactly where you’re going. Blind cords and wires If you have blinds, ensure you’ve installed some safety clips to tie up any dangling string. Hide electrical leads where possible, think about boxing off television leads with trunking. Products to invest in Get ahead of the game and check out our round-up of sensible products to help protect your babas against accidents in the home: Clear View Safety Gate, Fred Safety Stove & Hob Guard, Fred Safety Safety Check Tools, Fred Safety Socket Covers, Fred Safety Adhesive Corner Protector, Fred Safety Furniture Anti-Tip Kit, Fred Safety Invisible Magnet Lock, Fred Safety Screw Fit Wooden Stairgate, Fred Safety Inflatable sprout protector, Uber Kids READ NEXT Our Predictions for The Most Popular Toys This Christmas Adorable Baby and Toddler AW19 Fashion to Welcome in The Autumn Slam Stopper, Amazon Drawcord Shortener, Uber Kids Safety 1st Railnet, Amazon Koo-di Bath Tap Protector, Amazon Handle flex lock, Amazon Swivel Bath Seat, Precious Little One Edge Guard, Amazon Multifit Fire Guard, Babasafe Padded Playmat, Bumpermat 3-in-1 Baby Play-Pen Gate, Amazon Clippasafe Toilet Lock, Amazon Oven Door Lock, Amazon Think we’ve missed something? Let us know! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE Top Baby Gates for Keeping Children Safe at Home The Best Baby Teething Toys to Soothe Sore Gums For competitions and offers from our favourite brands, click here.