Dos and Don’ts If You Have a Baby at Home

3Having a baby in the house would bring joy and unexplained happiness to a family. However, there are a lot of things that you need to consider in order to make sure that the baby is safe and comfortable in the home. Here is a list of the things you should and shouldn’t do when you have a baby at home.


Always keep an eye on the baby. This is the most important thing you need to do as unsupervised children tend to get in accidents more often than not. You can install some cameras in the nursery and some rooms where the baby usually stays. Install safety guards around the house. There are many places where the baby could hit his or her head on. Place some edge and corner guards on tables, chairs, cabinets and other parts and fixtures in the house that have sharp or pointy edges and corners. Put cushiony corner guards or bumpers, too. Place safety gates. Kitchen, staircases, and balconies are some of the places you would not want to see your unguarded baby in. To avoid your child getting hurt in these dangerous rooms, you should install some safety gates to keep them out.  Soundproof the baby’s room. You should have a soundproof room for your infant to make sure that he or she would have a peaceful sleep, day or night. This would also help you to be able to sleep better.  Keep all hazardous things out of reach of the child. Knives, matches, cleaning solutions, appliances, hot water and many other dangerous tools should be kept in places where your kid could not reach them. Place them inside locked cabinets or drawers that your baby cannot open.  Install smoke detectors. This is not only for the child but for the safety of every member of the family. It is by law that a home should have at least one smoke detector.


Leave the stove, oven or other appliances on. When you are cooking and you suddenly have to answer the phone in another room, make sure that you take your kid with you or turn off all the appliances before leaving. Place medicine or other chemicals lying around the room. Kids are curious creatures. They would want to touch, taste or smell anything they see. Make sure that you keep pills and other substances that could poison them out of their curious eyes. Put your TV on a TV stand. TV stands, when not secure could topple over easily. If you have a baby in the house, especially one that can crawl or walk, it would be best to mount your TV on the wall where the kid could not reach it.  Decorate your home with a lot of breakables. Your decorating should have to wait when you have a kid at home. Because their hands and feet are not that well-coordinated yet, they are clumsy and knock over things frequently. You want to avoid glass shards on the floor that could hurt your baby and the rest of the family.

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