Childproofing in the House: 21 Tips Infographic

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Cam is on the move and it is time to update the childproofing in the house. My children’s safety is a number one priority and if I can help prevent an injury or accident then I will. At this point in Cam’s life, he is truly just learning the ropes of our house, what he can and cannot do, touch, go, etc. I really need another set of arms, legs and eyes to keep track of him! Luckily, I still had some things in place from when Capri was the same age as Cam now, but Cam is already getting into more things than she ever did!

I wanted to make sure I checked everything off the childproofing list ASAP to keep Cam and Capri safe all day. Putting up the gates on the top and bottom of our stairs was the first thing I did. The living room and kitchen were next as I feel like we spend the most time there. Finally, I childproofed the bedrooms and bathrooms and now Cam can go anywhere in the house and he is safe…well…you know how kids are.

Check out this infographic as a reference point for your home.

A couple of additional childproofing tips and comments from The Choosy Mommy

  • Make sure window blind strings are secure because they are a serious choking hazard. I wind mine up high and tie a twisty tie around them so they are out of the reach of little hands.
  • This doesn’t show a fireplace but we have two in our home (enclosed in glass) and it is very important that we teach Cam “don’t touch” now when it is not in use because it gets very hot and dangerous if we do use it in the bitter cold months.
  • Once Cam gets tall enough to reach door knobs, I start to lock the doors that lead to the basement steps and garage steps.
  • I put cabinet locks on the drawer that holds my silverware, plastic bags and other sharp kitchen utensils.
  • Lock up all cleaning products as they are extremely dangerous.
  • If there are older children in the home, it is important to have special places for their smaller toys. Barbie and Shopkins are not allowed out of Capri’s room and Cam is not allowed in there without me.

21 clever tips to childproofing your home

 

The Choosy Mommy came to life as I began writing for the Choosy Kids (www.choosykids.com) blog from the mom perspective. We also have bloggers who are teachers, nutritionist, pediatricians, dental experts, etc. and I share my two cents on food choices, physical activity, and daily health routines plus so much more! I have a ton to share but didn’t want to take over the Choosy Kids blog so I decided it was best to grow The Choosy Mommy brand.

36 thoughts on “Childproofing in the House: 21 Tips Infographic

  1. Great post! We will be back to child proofing now that #2 is getting bigger!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Yup…I de-childproofed for awhile and now we are back to it 🙂

  2. I love your diagrams it makes it so easy to think about what needs to be done! Great post!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Thanks!!

  3. This is all such helpful info!

  4. The infographic is so helpful. It provides so many tips in a visual way and brings to light some things you might forget to move.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Infographics are my favorite things!

  5. Babyproofing can be so tough when you don’t know where to start! Thanks for all the super helpful tips.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      You are welcome!!

  6. Elizabeth O.

    I remember being so paranoid when the twins were little, we made sure to baby proof the whole house! These are very good tips and it’s easier to follow thanks to that infographic!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Hi Elizabeth O.! I can’t imagine trying to keep an eye on twins constantly! I would’ve had a padded house at that point hahaha!

  7. Ah, this is really helpful. There’s just so much you have to be careful of!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      And you can’t wait until it is too late. Have to stay on top of everything to keep kids safe.

  8. This is fantastic! Definitely a must-see for parents.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Thanks! Sharing is caring :*

  9. Nikki Wayne

    I will try this! My son is 3 years old and he is doing a lot of crazy stuff!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      3 year olds are nuts!! Good luck!

  10. I have never had to child proof my house before… until baby #3. He gets into everything. Thanks for the helpful ideas.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      I know how you feel. There are things that my first born never cared to get into but with the second born he is into EVERYTHING!

  11. These info graphic will encourage more parent to see this kind of advice and they should know and follow these.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Yes, I agree. I love infographics.

  12. Kathy

    I think this is a great post for child proofing the home. I remember having to do all of these when my girls were little. It’s so important to make sure everything is put away.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Yes, can’t leave those little things around anymore!

  13. aziel morte

    This is absolutely a great post, Glad you share this information with us

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      You’re welcome!

  14. Great infographic! Even though the twins are 4, there are still a lot of these that we still have to keep up. They still get into a lot of trouble, so everything is nailed down or out of their reach. Maybe when they are 10 we’ll be able to relax 😉

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      I understand completely!!! There were still things childproofed from my soon to be 4 year old and I had to add even more for Cam! My pediatrician has much older children and she still has childproofing on her kitchen cabinets. Habits never die!

  15. After all safety comes first & these are some great tips for a safe home that is childproofed. The info-graphic is good enough to explain what everyone needs to take care of and I am going to share it with my friends.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Yes! Safety first, although I’d have to bubble wrap the house to stay 100% safe. Kids will be kids!

  16. CourtneyLynne

    Ahhhhh I swear the older my child gets, the more I have to child proof things! People always think babies & it’s the older ones that get into everything lol

  17. We are in the mist of child-proofing and really don’t know where to begin. Our babe will start crawling any second now. WE have got to get started. This infographic was super helpful.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Yes yes yes! Start now before it is too late. I suggest starting with locks and then move to bumpers. Move up higher as your little one begins to pull him/herself up and starts walking.

  18. Such great information! I just published it to my page and Twitter! Gotta share!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      <3 thanks girl!!

  19. What a great infographic about childproofing a home. It’s really helpful to mommies and pregnant mommies-to-be.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Thanks!! Don’t forget about anyone who watches your children often too! Their house needs to be childproof too!

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