How To Childproof Your Home

Electrical outlets can be dangerous for curious children. Install child-proof covers on all home outlets to prevent fingers and items from entering.

Electrical Outlets Covered

Toddlers love climbing stairs, which may be fun if supervised. Stair gates that fit properly will prevent them from falling down the stairs when you're not looking.

Gates To Stairs

A gate at the top of the steps is obvious, but protect the bottom also. A toddler can be hurt on stairs, so make sure neither end is accessible.

Cover All Angles

Many seemingly innocent objects can injure newborns and toddlers. Install kid locks on cabinets, cupboards, refrigerators, and other appliances for safety.

Lock Cabinets And Drawers

Babies and toddlers love picking up and eating things. Marbles can choke, so pick them up and put them away.

Put Away Harmful Items

Even when off, an iron is dangerous. Recent use will keep it hot, and the cable can strangle.

Never Leave An Iron Alone

Jewelry should also be out of reach of children. Put necklaces, earrings, and other accessories in a secured drawer or box.

Look For Hidden Threats