Childproofing a home is an undertaking that can often begin with something as simple as socket protectors and can end with locking toilets. But when it comes to childproofing the living room, there can seem no end to the dangers for babies taking their first steps and toddlers who love to see what can go in their mouth.
Socket protectors are almost a no brainer when it comes to childproofing. But with all of the media devices that are used today, protecting your child doesn’t end there. Cords and other wires should be tucked away. Making use of zip ties to keep wires bundled and out of your child’s reach can prevent falling media players from tugging little hands.
Corner protectors are another tried and true device that can keep your little one’s head from any damage, but you should also take the time to rearrange items on shelves. Moving any items smaller than an adult fist out of the reach of children is an important step to take to avoid choking hazards.
You should also be aware of any furniture or other living room items that children may want to climb on or tug on. From standing bookshelves to window shades and cords for adjustments, you should always take precautions. Fill the bottom rows of shelves so they can not be used to climb and tie cords up so they can not be reached by small children.