9 Child-Proofing Must-Haves
Make Baths Safe
The Moby bath spout cover protects baby's head from the faucet ($13; Amazon.com).
Protect Little Hands
Wrap a Safety 1st Finger Pinch Guard around the edge to prevent slams on fingers ($4.99; Amazon.com).
Prevent Toilet Trouble
The potty is a shut case with the Mommy's Helper Toilet Lid-Lok ($8; Amazon.com).
Babyproofing Your Home: Bathroom
The bathroom is not just a dangerous breeding ground for germs -- there can also be unexpected safety hazards. Follow these tips from our safety experts to babyproof the bathroom.
Take Care of Your Coffee Table
Prince Lionheart Corner Guards smooth a table's sharp edges ($8.50; Amazon.com).
Avoid Electrocution Accidents
KidCo Universal Outlet Covers feature clever sliding panels ($9 for three; Amazon.com)
Make Rooms Off-Access
To keep baby out of a room altogether, use a doorknob lock ($7 for two; Amazon.com).
Keep Drawers Shut
Safety 1st's Magnetic Cabinet & Drawer Latch needs no drilling ($35 for four; Amazon.com).
Babyproofing Your Home: Living Room
Keep the family gathering area safe by protecting little ones from sharp corners, exposed outlets, and other problematic areas.
Gate Off Stairs and Problem Areas
The strong steel frame of Munchkin's Deco Gate expands extra wide ($79.99; Amazon.com).
Keep Medications Off Limits
It's smart to lock your medicine away in this Vita Guard Medicine Safe ($8.99; eBay.com).
Originally published in the January 2011 issue of American Baby magazine.