Babies are a lot of fun and hard work. They need constant supervision as they become aware of their surroundings and seek to explore. Most new parents anxiously await signs that their baby is starting to crawl and then walk. Shortly after they realize that this means their baby can now get anywhere.
Suddenly, there is an array of dangerous items in the house that need to be resolved. The good news is that the right equipment and approach can protect your home as well as your baby.
Of course, it can be hard to stay on top of the home and look after the safety of the baby, that’s why many parents turn to a reputable firm offering nanny services Sydney.
Stairs are fascinating to babies. They represent an opportunity to climb and to go somewhere new. They are also incredibly dangerous Adding a stair gate to them stops your baby from trying to climb them and injuring themselves.
Electricity is dangerous to adults and babies. If your sockets are exposed it is highly likely that your baby will want to put their fingers, or something else into the socket. That is dangerous.
The good news is there are plenty of devices that plug into the sockets, preventing your baby from inserting things into it. Your baby won’t be able to remove the socket cover but you can when you need to.
Baby monitors are a great way of keeping an eye on your baby without having to be next to them, especially when they are sleeping.
However, they also present a danger, specifically if they are the corded type. You will need to ensure the cord is kept out of reach of your baby. At best they can pull the monitor onto themselves, at worst, they can accidentally strangle themselves.
Don’t forget that it is not just electrical cords. Window blinds are another example of an item with a cord. Keep all of them out of the way for your child.
As your baby starts to crawl and pull themselves up on things they are more likely to bang their face. Take a look at the height of your table and other appliances. Any that have sharp corners need to have soft protectors fitted.
Child locks on cupboards and doors you don’t want them to open are essential because they will try to open them! The locks are simple but an effective way of keeping your young child out.
Babies can drown in less than two inches of water. You need to consider this before you leave water sources accessible to them. Empty water containers where possible and use locks to keep the toilet seat closed.
There will be many other small items in your home that present a risk to your baby. You cannot necessarily protect them from everything. But, taking a good look around your home will help you to spot the most serious issues and resolve them.