Every parent tries to do their best when it comes to the safety of their crawling babies when they are out of home, but we need to be equally cautious even in a home environment especially when your little explorers start crawling and walking with their baby steps.
Following Few Very Common Places We Need To Be Extra Careful
> Table, Chair and Furniture Corners
> Electrical Boards (with 2/3 pin sockets)
> Hanging Wires
> Door Stoppers
> Kitchen Shelves
> Electrical Appliances (with moving parts )
We can Browse through popular eCommerce Sites and find a lot of option for same, but as per my experience, only a few of them are useful, as they made with a logic of one size fit all.
Most Effective Solutions can be made with locally available things
1 # Table, Chair and Furniture Corners
As not all furniture is of the same shape and size we need to make sure all sharp corners and edges are the fully secure and best way to cover them in bubble wraps, just put multiple layers of bubble wraps using duct/transparent tapes like in below images.
These bubble wraps are better than any tapes, bumpers, sponge available in the market.
2 # Electrical Switch Boards (with 2/3 pin sockets)
These are very dangerous and should be given most of the attention, we can buy dummy 2/3 pin holders from any baby stores but as per my experience they are either lose or having some gaps, also they can attract attention of your crawling babies which we need to reduce, as they are easy to hold and have a tendency to come out.
> Best option is to use Transparent tape on your Sockets which are near floor/lower heights so that
> First they will not attract your unnecessary kid’s attention.
Second after trying a few times they will become bored and never come back and try n play with them.
3 # Drawers
We have very limited options when it comes to drawers we can either permanently close them or put an extra locking system which is kids proof, also one more option is to remove handles/knobs of drawers so that they cannot be opened with bare hands (of kids) but we can always open using spoons/knives/screwdrivers.
4 # Hanging Wires
Small kids love wires and items which are hanging from some electrical appliances as their curious minds want to know is at other ends, so they normally keep pulling till they find another end,
This is a very risky condition we should keep all wires out of the reach of kids
> Permanently block electrical sockets which are near floors and use sockets which are at least 6 feet over floors that wires are out of kids zone.
> If you have no option than keep the wire secure on the wall using wire stoppers so that little fingers of our toddlers don’t get a good grip on the wire, which may result in pulling.
5 # Door Stoppers
Door stoppers are must-have in any home with kids are all small ones love to bang doors as hard as they could, so keep little finger of our kids we should use door stoppers not only one but 2 each door depending on door size and shape it.
6 # Kitchen Shelves
Kitchen shelves are most interesting and loved place for all toddlers are their mommies spend a lot of time making lunch, dinner and tasty snacks for them, So all toddlers try and get hold of any and everything which are near corners some times this is very dangerous as we have very sharp and hot items in kitchen like knives, scissors, blades, etc
> Keep Kitchen shelves corners clear of any items to keep our small ones from trying to pull them accidentally.
> Don’t keep hot items like milk, oil, Pressure cooker, near corners.
> Don’t keep any stool, chair, a table in the kitchen using which our kids can climb up and get access to kitchen shelve.
7 # Electrical Appliance( with moving parts)
We should keep all over electrical appliances out of the reach of our little ones, as their little finger and hands can easily go inside them and cause serious injuries.
Best place to keep fans/blowers on high tables or on top of Almira.