Childproofing: the next chapter

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Childproofing: The next chapter
There’s a good chance you started childproofing when your baby first began to crawl, carefully plugging outlets and stashing any small objects out of reach. Still, a lot can change from the time your crawling baby becomes a walking tot, and it’s important to step up your safety game accordingly. While some bumps and bruises are par for the course as your little one begins to explore, there are ways to, hopefully, limit injuries to boo-boos that can be fixed with a kiss rather than a stitch.

Safe Strolling 

One effective way of childproofing is to go through your home room by room and search for any potential hazards. Going barefoot can help you to pinpoint any rough spots for little feet, and getting down to your baby’s height will allow you to see things from her perspective. Remember, everything is new and interesting to your baby at this age, and an item that is commonplace for you may be intriguing to her.

A room-by-room guide

Accidents are unfortunately a part of life as your toddler becomes a more seasoned walker, but thoroughly childproofing your home will give you peace of mind and minimize the risk of injury to your child. If you’re still unsure, you can seek out a child safety consultant in your area, who will come out and identify any dangers in your home to create a safer space.

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