- Hi, guys.
Welcome back to my channel.
In today's video I'm going to be sharing with you
how I baby proof my home.
Babies typically start crawling
at about seven to eight months.
So this is a really good time to start adapting your home
to make it safer before they start
pulling themselves up or walking around.
Now, I'm obviously not a professional.
I am just a mom, and this is what I've done
to make my home safer for my three boys.
I swear my boys could walk into a padded room
and find the one dangerous plug socket in that room
and try and play with it.
So before I get into any of the tips,
my biggest tip is to just never leave your baby unattended.
If you have a baby that is about two and a half and under,
just never leave them alone
because they will find that dangerous thing in a room
and potentially hurt themselves.
So I'm gonna start out with a few general tips
and products that we love to use.
These little plug protectors are brilliant
to have in the boy's bedrooms.
There is a plug socket really close to Jackson's cot,
so I make sure that these are in those plug sockets.
We also like using these little corner protectors.
They're clear, and I found them on Amazon.
I'll put the links down below.
I just literally put this on any corners
that are head height for the boys
and that could potentially hurt them.
So, yeah, these are brilliant.
And if your baby is like mine
and has an interest in chargers,
make sure you unplug them everyday.
And same goes for hair straighteners or hair curlers.
Make sure they are unplugged if you're not using them.
And also, when it comes to tall units,
if it's taller than it is wide
you need to fix it to the wall.
We used to have a leaning mirror,
which was an accident waiting to happen.
So we have now fixed it to the wall
so that no one can pull it over on themselves.
If you have more than one child as well,
make sure that tiny toys like Shopkins
are out of reach of your babies.
What I do is I make my eldest, Fraser,
keep those kind of small toys in his bedroom,
and then they are out of the way for Jackson.
As soon as Jackson started to roll over,
nappy changing became really challenging.
So what I tend to do now is just
change his nappy on the floor on a mat.
It's so much safer than him wiggling around
on the changing table.
One product that is definitely an essential is stair gates.
You will want to get this at the bottom
and top of your stairs.
And the ones that we have are really, really good.
I'll link them down below.
What I like about them is there is no bar along the bottom
that you or your children could trip over.
We also have a stair gate on Jackson's bedroom,
so that I can put him into his bedroom with his toys
when I'm getting ready in the morning,
and I know it's a very safe room.
When it comes to keeping your baby safe in the bath,
obviously, never leave them unattended.
And I tend to just put enough water into the bath
that goes over their legs.
And when they were really tiny
I did have a little temperature thing
to check that it was about 37 degrees in the bath.
But now that he's older I just test it with my arm.
Also, when Jackson hit about six months,
I got him this really cool seat to sit in in the bath
so that he couldn't fold over.
And now that he's older we have a non-slip mat in bath
so that he can't slide over and under the water.
I also got this little tap cover as well.
I will link it down below.
But this literally just goes over the tap,
because Jackson did hurt his back once
when he was standing up in the bath.
So this just protects him.
You could just put like a jug
or something else over the tap,
but obviously they could pull that off.
So, yeah, I think this is really cute as well.
Moving on to safety in the kitchen.
Your children will definitely want to get into the cupboards.
You can get cupboard locks,
but what I do is I just make sure that
anything that could be potentially dangerous,
like chemical cleaners, knives,
things like that are up very high.
And then I actually put things in the lower cupboards
that I would be happy for Jackson to go through.
So we have one cupboard that he loves
that just has cans in it,
and he'll just pull them out and roll them along the floor.
And we also have another cupboard
that is just full of their plastic cups.
So he is free to play in that cupboard.
And I think it's quite nice that he has that,
and that we haven't locked everything away.
To prevent burns, make sure that you
keep your tea up high and out of reach.
Tea can still burn your baby
up to 15 minutes after it's been made.
So it's really important that you keep it out of reach.
And when you're cooking with pots and pans,
just make sure that you turn the pot handles
away from the side of the kitchen counter.
Jackson is going through a really
clingy stage at the moment,
and he wants to be held even when I'm cooking dinner.
But that obviously could be potentially
dangerous because I'm making hot food.
So what I do is I put him into his highchair
with his strap on and give him a few snacks
to eat while I'm finishing off the dinner,
and that way he's out of harm's way.
When it comes to your baby's cot,
you probably already heard that lots and lots
of fluffy blankets could potentially be dangerous.
And babies under the age of two don't actually need pillows.
I don't think ours even used a pillow
till they were two and a half or three years old.
And as soon as my babies could roll
we lowered the cot so that it was at the lower setting
so they couldn't roll out or pull themselves up.
And as soon as they were sitting up as well,
we removed the cot mobile,
because this could potentially be dangerous as well.
And similarly to the kitchen,
what I said about moving things up high,
if you have any chemical cleaners,
or prescription drugs, things like that,
it's definitely worth putting them up high and out of reach,
especially those little tablets for detergent.
They can look like sweet stickers,
so it's really important that you get them up high.
And if your baby has an interest in the toilet,
you can get those toilet locks for the seat.
Jackson does not seem bothered in the slightest.
But obviously, if your baby is interested you can get those.
One other thing that we do in our house,
which I didn't even realize you could do
when Fraser was born,
is we have now got all cordless blinds upstairs
and shutters downstairs.
So we literally just have a little remote,
and it makes the blinds go up or down.
And I love that we actually have no cords upstairs.
Alright, so that is it for this video.
I really hope you liked my tips.
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