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As babies age and begin exploring their surroundings, parents need to ensure their environment is safe and secure. Making sure your baby is safe at home is more than just keeping them from getting bumps and bruises. It also means setting up a space that's both safe and helps them grow.

In this blog, we have gathered easy-to-follow steps that will help you create a cozy and safe environment for your baby, providing you with peace of mind and support as you embark on the wonderful journey of parenthood. 

Baby-Proofing Your House: Checklist

  1. Secure Furniture and Fixtures 

man fixing baby crib

To minimize tipping hazards, it is important to secure heavy furniture, such as bookshelves, dressers, and TVs, to the wall using anchors. Additionally, apply corner guards to cushion the sharp edges of furniture, tables, and countertops to reduce the risk of injuries resulting from bumps or falls. 

Prevent your toddlers from accidentally rolling or falling out of their beds during sleep by using bed rails available at Baby Company stores. You may also use baby pillow sets like baby bolster pillows in your baby's crib for additional safety. These pillows can help prevent your baby from rolling over and getting stuck in uncomfortable positions.

For a comfortable and secure sleeping environment for your little one, explore Baby Company's wide selection of baby nursery furniture, from crib sets and accessories to baby bedding sets.

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  1. Install Safety Gates 

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When you have a curious baby, it's essential to ensure their safety in every corner of your home. 

One of the important ways to baby-proof rooms is to keep your little one away from potentially dangerous areas like the kitchen or bathroom.

Installing sturdy baby gates is a must. These gates act as a protective barrier, preventing your baby from accessing off-limits spaces and keeping them safe from harm.

Choosing the right safety gates is crucial to ensure they effectively serve their purpose. Look for gates made from durable materials that are sturdy and can withstand the force of a determined baby. Make sure the gates have a secure locking mechanism to prevent accidental openings. It's also important to pick gates that fit snugly in the doorway or at the top and bottom of stairs, leaving no gaps that your baby could squeeze through.

  1. Soften Surfaces 

baby playing on puzzle mat with parents

One way to ensure that your baby is safe at home is by providing soft and cushioned surfaces in areas where they will play and explore. Consider placing baby puzzle mats or rugs to create a cozy and inviting space. These mats provide a comfortable and safe surface for your baby to play, crawl, and explore without the risk of slipping or getting hurt on hard surfaces. 

Baby Company offers a variety of soft and cushioned mats, such as puzzle floor mats and toy mats, that do not only provide additional padding and fall protection but also entertainment. These mats are easy to assemble and can be customized to create different shapes and designs, making playtime more fun and interactive.

Baby-safe pillows, plush toys, and baby bedding sets can also create cozy and comfortable spaces for your little one in the nursery or play areas. Baby Company offers a wide range of plush pillows and bedding, designed with your baby's well-being in mind.  

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3. Use a Play Fence 

Foster independent play while keeping your baby safe and entertained using a playfence. It provides a fun and stimulating environment for your baby to play in, helping them develop their motor skills and cognitive abilities.

Play fences come in different sizes and designs, so you can choose the one that works best for your space and your baby's needs. Now available at Baby Company, our play fences let your little one play in their own space freely. It also allows you to easily keep an eye on your baby while they explore and play.

4. Cover Electrical Outlets 

When it comes to keeping your little one safe at home, there's nothing more important than creating a secure environment. One of the biggest things to watch out for is electrical outlets and cords. Babies are curious creatures and they love to stick their fingers or objects into anything they can reach. That's why it's so important to make sure that all outlets are covered and cords are out of reach. 


To prevent strangulation hazards for babies, keep dangling cords from window blinds, electronics, and lamps away in the baby nursery room. These cords pose a significant risk as they can easily wrap around infants' necks, leading to severe injuries or fatalities. Create a safer environment for their babies by investing in outlet covers and cord organizers. 

5. Secure Hazardous Items

It’s crucial to store household cleaners, medications, and other potentially toxic substances out of reach. These items can pose a serious health risk if ingested or handled improperly. Keep them in locked cabinets or drawers, preferably high up where your child cannot access them.

Additionally, small objects like coins, batteries, and magnets should also be kept out of reach to prevent choking hazards. These items can easily be swallowed, leading to blockages or other medical emergencies. Consider installing childproof locks on cabinets and drawers to prevent your curious child from accessing hazardous items. 

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As a parent, one of the most crucial responsibilities is to establish a secure haven for your baby. Baby-proofing your home proactively can reduce the risk of accidents and injuries, fostering a nurturing environment for your little one's growth and exploration. From securing furniture to installing safety gates and covering electrical outlets, each precaution you take brings you closer to creating a secure environment for your baby. 

Baby Company offers a range of childproofing solutions, including bedding sets, pillows, puzzle floor mats, and more. Visit Baby Company stores or shop online to find all the necessary baby-proofing supplies to safeguard your little one. Shop with us now!
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