There is no such thing as a perfect mum (or parent), but we can try our best to keep our environment baby friendly. These 7 negligible things can harm a baby if not carefully attended to. You need to childproof your house.
Move all medicines, sterilizing tablets, beauty products, cleaning products, and gardening products out of sight and reach of young children. They tend to put everything in their mouth and some of this items can be poisonous if ingested.
2. Electric Outlets
It’s easy to overlook electric sockets and focus on the ‘really harmful things’, but this is a dangerous source of electrocution if an accident occurs. Exposed outlets should be covered with plastic caps. Also, try tucking every wire away.
After pools, bathtubs are the most common source of drowning in children. Once your baby becomes mobile, you need to always keep your bathrooms safely locked when not in use.
4. Glass Furniture
For a toddler learning to walk, glass is a dangerous item to have around. Coffee tables, centre tables, stools, TV stands, and other glass furniture should not be made with non-tempered glass, which is easily shattered when knocked off. Also, place edge guards to the table edges in case your baby bumps into them.
As negligible as this sounds, it can be dangerous around children. Chemicals, batteries, spoilt food, sharp objects, and so many other non-baby friendly items can be found in the trash can. Enter your bin as often as possible, keep it as clean as you can and try to keep your baby away from it as much as possible.
What are other household items you careful with that could pose potential harm to babies? Please share below.