Preparing for a new addition to your family is a thrilling experience. Washing small baby clothes, stocking up on modern cloth nappies, reading every baby book you can find, and, most thrilling of all, fantasizing of savouring every moment with your newborn at home with you. As you may know, newborns cannot put themselves in danger, but it is crucial to prepare your home so that as your child grows, you can rest assured that he or she is growing up in a safe atmosphere. Take a look at these suggestions for creating the ideal safe space for your baby.
When it comes to safety, prevention is always the best option. Putting in the effort now can help you avoid having to comfort your baby if they injure themselves. While minor bumps and bruises are an inevitable part of growing up (and we all experience them), there are still a number of things you can do to reduce the chances of your child injuring themselves significantly.
Protect against electrical shocks
We don't need to warn you how dangerous electricity is, and regrettably, most electrical outlets are located low enough for small hands to reach. To baby-proof your electrical plugs, you'll need the necessary tools. If you're not a DIYer and want to make your life as simple as possible, investing in tools that make your life easier, such as a cordless screwdriver to apply socket covers, will save you time in the long run (especially when baby-proofing your home). More information about how tools may make your life easier while baby proofing your home can be found online.
Create a safe space for them to play
When your baby is young it’s likely they’ll spend a lot of time in their stroller when you need to leave them. However it's a fantastic idea to create a space just for the baby, whether you're planning on working from home to care for your newborn or simply searching for a safe space in your home to leave your baby in while you go get some food or go to the bathroom. No sharp corners, no electrics, nothing they can reach that will hurt them. Why not construct a playpen in the room where you spend the most time and fill the walls and floors with padded cushions or foam so that when you do have some alone time, you can rest assured that your baby is safe?
Remember children like to climb
As a parent, one thing to keep an eye out for are potential obstacle courses. Your baby will be highly interested in climbing on, under, or around whatever they can climb on, under, or around. Avoid placing furnishings that will allow them to climb too high if at all possible. You should also keep an eye out for items that could be utilised for purposes other than their intended purpose, such as chewing on TV remotes or eating the dirt from your potted plant. You're building the ideal safe space for your child by removing as many things as you can see that could be possibly dangerous.
Finally, savour every moment of the fast-paced adventure you're about to embark on!