Before your baby is born you should do your baby proofing. Sure the baby will not be up and about for a few months but if you do not do it before the baby is born you will find that you will be too busy to remember to baby proof the entire house for the baby. Making sure that you baby proof your electricity is the number one thing you want to do.
Covering Electrical Outlets
When it comes to electrical outlets babies love them. It is just so tempting to stick something in those holes and once the baby does that the baby will be electrocuted. Thankfully there are ways to keep this from ever happening. At your local retail store and online you can find outlet covers. These outlet covers plug right in to the electrical outlets which will protect the baby from sticking something inside. These covers are made of plastic and are hard for the baby to get off so you will want to make sure that you get these types of covers.
Babies can get severely hurt on electrical cords that are not put up properly. When you want to protect your baby from any electrical cord injury you will want to make sure that there are no electrical cords anywhere the baby could get them. If you must have electrical cords you can tie them up high where the baby cannot reach them. If you cannot tie them up high it is suggested that you hide the cord under a rug or the carpeting of the home. If your baby does not see the cords they are less likely to try and mess with the cords.
Watching Your Baby
Of course you can baby proof your house all you want to and make sure that all cords and wires are not in plain sight and are secure from baby but another thing that you must do is always watch your baby. Never leave the baby in a room without someone watching him or her. Babies are fast and love to put anything in their mouths so making sure that you keep an eye on your baby is the most important thing that you could ever do. Even if you have baby proofed your house to the max there is always a chance that you may have missed something. Knowing what your baby is doing at all times is important so that you can make sure that your baby is safe and out of harm’s way.
When baby proofing your home make sure that you cover everything and make sure that everything is as secure as possible. Nothing is ever too safe for your baby so always make sure that you keep an eye out for any electrical wiring and anything else that your baby could get hurt on.