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Childproofing Basics

It's so much fun watching your baby explore around the house, but there are all sorts of hidden dangers she may encounter. Here are some tips to help you get started with childproofing your home.

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-Hey everybody, I'm Juli. Welcome to Baby Basics. It's so much fun to watch your baby tottle around the house, exploring as she goes, but there are all sorts of hidden dangers in your home. Now that your girl is on the move, you need to make sure your house is child-proof. And here are some tips to get you started. -Are you finished? Do you want to play some more? Okay. Good, sweetie. -16-month-old Macine is always on the go. She's very curious and loves to explore. So her mom, Kate, is taking a lot of precautions around their apartment to keep her safe -That's it. Pretty. -For starter, she put this bumper around her coffee table so Macine won't fall and hurt herself on a sharp corner. The bumper stretches to fit standard-sized tables and has the perfect amount of padding to prevent booboos. Keeping Macine safe in the kitchen is a big concern of Kate's too. So, she bought this child-proof safety locks. Watch how simple they are to use, and there's no drilling involved. When Kate cooks, she always makes sure to use the back burners and turn the handles in so Macine could never reach them. Since there are outlets near many of Macine's favorite play areas, Kate uses these outlet protectors to make sure Macine doesn't get too curious. She tries, but she simply can't get them out. This easy-to-use safety gate is essential for keeping Macine from trying to climb these steps and possibly taking a real tumble. It's adjustable to the size of your doorway, simple to install, and you don't even need to drill into the wall. Another great safety tip: Remove all potentially harmful cleaning products from ground-level cabinets and keep all medicine products on the top shelf of your cabinet. In that way, if your child ever does get in, she still can't get her hands on anything that's potentially harmful. These simple precautions are a great way to start making your home a much safer place for your baby. You may also wanna consider some other protective steps like adding window guards if you live in a multi-storey home or using door stops to prevent injuries to tinny fingers. For information on this and more, visit the Baby Health and Safety section of Parents.com. Need more advice on how to care for your newborn? Check out our other information Baby Basics videos, and thanks for watching Baby Basics on Parents TV, your source for the best information for your growing family.