When it comes to baby-proofing products, what you’ll need will depend on the particular features of your home. Some items, however, are nearly universal. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites.
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Make Baths Safe
The Moby bath spout cover protects baby’s head from the faucet ($13; Amazon.com).
- Buy the Moby Bath Spout Cover
Protect Little Hands
Wrap a Safety 1st Finger Pinch Guard around the edge to prevent slams on fingers ($4.99; Amazon.com).
- Buy the Safety 1st Finger Pinch Guard
Prevent Toilet Trouble
The potty is a shut case with the Mommy’s Helper Toilet Lid-Lok ($8; Amazon.com).
- Buy the Mommy’s Helper Toilet Lid-Lok
Babyproofing Your Home: Bathroom
The bathroom is not just a dangerous breeding ground for germs — there can also be unexpected safety hazards. Follow these tips from our safety experts to babyproof the bathroom.
Take Care of Your Coffee Table
Prince Lionheart Corner Guards smooth a table’s sharp edges ($8.50; Amazon.com).
- Buy Prince Lionheart Corner Guards
Avoid Electrocution Accidents
KidCo Universal Outlet Covers feature clever sliding panels ($9 for three; Amazon.com)
- Buy KidCo Universal Outlet Covers
Make Rooms Off-Access
To keep baby out of a room altogether, use a doorknob lock ($7 for two; Amazon.com).
- Buy the Kidco Doorknob Lock
Keep Drawers Shut
Safety 1st’s Magnetic Cabinet & Drawer Latch needs no drilling ($35 for four; Amazon.com).
- Buy Safety 1st’s Magnetic Cabinet & Drawer Latch
- Buy the similar: Safety 1st 5-Piece Complete Magnetic Locking System
Babyproofing Your Home: Living Room
Keep the family gathering area safe by protecting little ones from sharp corners, exposed outlets, and other problematic areas.
- How to Babyproof Your Kitchen
Gate Off Stairs and Problem Areas
The strong steel frame of Munchkin’s Deco Gate expands extra wide ($79.99; Amazon.com).
- Buy Munchkin’s Deco Gate
- Ways to Prevent Baby Gate Injuries
Keep Medications Off Limits
It’s smart to lock your medicine away in this Vita Guard Medicine Safe ($8.99; eBay.com).
Originally published in the January 2011 issue of American Baby magazine.
- Buy the Vita Guard Medicine Safe
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