Top Tips for Baby Safety in your Home

By Baby Village on 21 September 2018

When preparing your home for Baby’s arrival & development there’s a few key things to consider:

Monitor Your Baby

The first thing to consider is where baby will sleep in proximity to you at this stage, to help determine whether or not you choose a baby monitor & what features you’ll need. Although your baby may sleep in your room for the first 6-12 months, you may still want a monitor for day sleeps, if your bedroom is upstairs & you spend time on another level in your house; or you may simply want the reassurance that a wearable device brings. There are so many options available, from the most expensive with all the bells & whistles, to a simple video or audio-only unit.

There is also some great innovation happening in this space with monitors that are wearable & give you readings such as breathing rate, heart rate, & sleep patterns! Check out the Owlet Smartsock and the Snuza Pico.

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On The Move

As your baby grows & starts exploring your home on their own, there’s a few “watch outs” to be aware of & solutions we suggest. Firstly, conduct a “safety audit” of your home from the vantage point of your little one. That’s right, get down on your hands and knees & check out your house from their point of view. What’s within your Bub’s reach? Power points & cables, sharp table corners, heavy objects, drawers to open or stairs to climb! Our friends at Dreambaby have created this handy checklist!

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[Image source: Instagram @beautyandlifestylehunter]


Stairs to Climb

If you have stairs, you need to think about how best to block them off! Consider if you’ll need to do so at the bottom & the top & how you can anchor the gate or barrier. A pressure shut gate like the Dreambaby Chelsea is fine if you have walls either side, but not recommended for the top of stairs as you have to then step over the bottom of the frame. A retractable gate might be a better solution if you can fasten it on both sides (okay if you own your home, but not a great option for renters).
 

Little Fingers

Where to start with baby proofing your home has been made a little simpler thanks to Dreambaby’s “No Screws, No Tools Safety Kit” & includes home safety essentials such as outlet plugs, corner protectors, safety latches & cupboard locks!

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We hope you found these tips useful, if you've got any home-hacks of your own you'd like to share, leave us a comment below.  Jx

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