IT’S IMPORTANT TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR ITS NEWEST RESIDENT, YOUR BABY.
This means different things to every family. Some parents would prefer to change very little in their home while taking a supervise and teach approach, while others gain peace of mind by securing every inch of their home against the risk of injury to their baby or damage to their possessions.
Childproofing isn’t something you have to do while you are pregnant, but you don’t want to leave it until your little one crawls over to your under sink cupboard and pulls out a bottle of Clorox either.
The key to childproofing is to see things from your child’s point of view, literally. Get down on your hands and knees and have a look (and crawl) around. We have provided a handy printable checklist that you can use to help you establish what items you may want to childproof in your home. You can also hire a Home Safety Specialist who will evaluate your home and help you make the necessary preparations to keep your baby safe and sound!
We also have a free printable for packing your birth bag and one that’s all about using the B.R.A.I.N. Acronym for making decisions during labor and birth.