When your first baby arrives home, it is a joyous and momentous occasion. But not only does your life change forever with this new precious arrival, so does your home. The guest room is now a nursery, hair products make way for diapers, and there’s a changing table in the hallway. With a new baby in your home, you suddenly begin to view the house through a different lens. Sharp corners and exposed wires you once never thought about are standing out. One of your top priorities as a parent is to ensure your new bundle of joy has a safe and secure place to live and grow. This necessity becomes all the more complicated when your baby begins crawling and you start to see your home not only as a lovely and cozy nest for your family but also as a whole new landscape where hazards and dangers lurk around every corner.
Babyproofing your home is one of the most important and inevitable steps in becoming a parent. While babyproofing is important regardless of what your house looks like, how you babyproof your home is going to depend on its layout, features, and objects within the house. While every family’s approach to babyproofing is unique and intuitive, we have some essential tips that will work for everyone.