Childproofing Your Home - Capital Locksmith (613) 457-5135

Childproofing Your Home

Are you going to be a proud new mother or father or has your baby recently starting walking? Before allowing a baby to freely explore your home, you want to make sure your home is suitable for a baby to roam in. Babies are sure to get into everything, and you want to be prepared for that. We have compiled a list of some essential precautions to take before your baby starts a residential expedition. 

Keep Cleaning Products Out of Reach

If like most, you leave your cleaning products under the sink, when a baby enters your life, this should no longer be the case. While most cleaning products do have mechanisms built into them to assure that infants cannot open them, there is still residue that builds-up on the containers and the locks aren`t always a guarantee. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in 2015, 84,000 children were treated in the emergency room as a result of poison exposure.  Keep your cleaning products in a high, out of reach place to ensure you`re baby has no chance of getting their hands on it.  

Lock Your Cupboards   

There are many dangerous things for a baby that could be found within your cupboards. Sharp objects you may have forgotten about, chemicals, or just sharp surfaces that could end up causing injury to an infant. There are many different ways to go about locking your cupboards, some that are specifically made to stop curious children. Shop around and you are sure to find many solutions. 

Keep Doors Secured

While children love to explore the house, the thought of exploring the great outdoors will excite them even more. Though you may think your small child is too short to reach the handle of most doors, there is still the possibility that they find a way to do so or the door could already be ajar. For this, you want reliable locks you can count on. Aside from just entry doors, you also want your children to stay out of rooms that have many hazards, and for those areas, you also want dependable locks to ensure your child`s safety.  

Cover Sharp Corners

If you take a look around your house you`re sure to find many sharp edges. Cupboards, appliance corners, wall corners, there is a lot that could really hurt a young developing child. To prevent this, cover the sharp edges with something soft. Like the cupboard locks, there are many products on the market made specifically for this, so take a look and you`ll find something. 

Baby Gates

Babies love to explore, and you have to be prepared for that. There are some places that young children should really stay away from, with the stairs being the obvious example. A baby gate is a great solution, not only can you keep children away from stairs, but other dangerous areas like kitchens or bathrooms. 

Set Hot-Water Heater Below 120 Degrees

There is always the possibility of your infant making their way into the bathroom or kitchen and turning on the hot water in an attempt to have some fun. If the water tank is set as it usually is, the infant could be scolded by the water due to having such delicate and sensitive skin. It is recommended that you set your water heater to less the 120 degrees to prevent any possible injuries.  After all of this, you will have to live with the fact that your home may not be the most pleasing to the eye for several years after your baby is born. While baby-proofing your home may not be appealing, it will give you peace of mind and allow your baby to explore your home with less chance of being injured.  If you`ve recently had a child or your little tyke has just learned to walk, we offer superior locks to ensure your children remain in a safe environment and don`t end up outside or in a hazardous room. Our locks are always installed by professionals so you know that they work properly and are dependable. For more advice and assistance call Capital Locksmith at (613) 457-5135. Book Now!