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Keeping Your Little One Safe: 5 Life Hacks To Baby Proof Your Home

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5 Life Hacks To Baby Proof Your Home

For first time moms, all you want is your baby to be safe and sound. Though little accidents are inevitable, you can do more to prevent these from happening in the first place. Unless you live in a padded room, you need to baby-proof your home to keep falls, slips, bumps, bruises and boo-boos to a minimum.

While there are many baby-proof products you can buy in the market, you might get shocked on how expensive they are. Mommies, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 5 life hacks to baby proof your home and you won’t spend that much.

5 Life Hacks To Baby Proof Your Home

Cushion Sharp Edges With Foam Pipe Insulation

Aside from keeping the room temperature safe and comfortable for your little one, you need to make sure you cover the sharp edges of your furniture and fixtures to prevent accidents.
You can do this by using foam pipe insulation. It’s perfect for coffee tables, armchairs and other furniture with sharp edges and corners. Foam pipe insulation are available in your local hardware store. You won’t worry about bumps and wounds anymore!

Foam Pool Noodle Door Stopper

Let’s face it, babies love banging doors! It’s something moms get worried about because once your little one’s fingers get stuck, it’s extremely painful. We don’t want that to happen.

To make a DIY door stopper, you can get a foam pool noodle in your hardware shop. Simply cut, slice and slide the noodle over the door and you’ll prevent the door from squishing your baby’s cute little fingers.

Put A Yard Stick To Prevent Your Baby From Opening Cabinet Drawers

Some accidents happen at the moment you least expect it. Sometimes, your child can even open and climb up your cabinet drawers. To prevent this from happening, get a yard stick, run it through the handles of the drawers and you’re done. No more falls and scattered clothes.

Apply Duct Tape On Power Outlets

To prevent your little one from picking power outlets, put duct tape or painter’s tape. However, make sure it’s tight enough so your baby won’t easily rip it off.

Children, especially babies and toddlers suffer from electric shock more often. This is because they bite into electrical cords and poke metal objects into unprotected outlets or appliances.

Tennis Balls To Protect Sharp Edges

When toddlers run around the house, notoriously bonk their heads on sharp table corners. To prevent this, get tennis balls, slice them open and wedge them on the edges of your tables.

It’s very dangerous for your kids to bump their heads on sharp edges because these can lead to wounds and serious injuries. Moreover, make sure their slippers or socks are skid proof to prevent slips and falls.

Childproofing your home is important to keeping your baby safe. Be prepared to baby proof every corner of your house from the nursery, fireplace and living room, to the backyard and kitchen. These simple life hacks will help you prevent accidents and provide safety to your kids on a budget.

About the author:
Stacy Belk
Hi, I’m a mom-of-three, a nurse and a budget-wise wife and mother. I make sure we save 
much on our expenses through frugal thinking, life hacks and home-cooked meals. 
I am a shop smart, an expert budget balancer and a moneywise mom. 
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  1. I don't have kids- but these sound like good ideas! :)

  2. Oh yes. Kids these days, for what reason, they are hyper active. These tips must be digested by all parents.

  3. This is so nice! Have a great day!


  4. Such great tips for Moms! Thanks for sharing :)


  5. Yes, these tips are required for every mom(even for dad's)these days to make the home safer for kids.

  6. Thanks for all your tips!


  7. It's not easy to cut tennis balls that are going to fit sharp edges.

  8. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

  9. Great tips!
    Have a nice day!
    Gil Zetbase

  10. Thank for sharing my article

  11. These are great baby-proofing hacks! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. Great tips

  13. these are so cool, I love how simple yet significant the ideas are :D

  14. Foam pipe insulations sounds like a great way of covering sharp corners to protect little ones :)

  15. Thanks for sharing these tips!
    xo Yvonne

  16. I did most of these hacks when baby was crawling. Great post.

  17. Great tips! :)
    Agnese & Elisa