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10 Childproofing Tips for a Safe Home

Fact: with proper supervision and childproofing, most accidents in the home can be avoided. And thanks to Rhoost stylish baby proofing products, you can childproof without tools and adhesives - keeping your child safe and your personal style in tact. 

Top 10 Steps to create a safe and fun home ...

10. Know the facts

Child accidents in the home result in more than 4.5 million Emergency Room visits every year. And the major causes of child injury and death are drowning, burns, poisoning, suffocation, falls, and furniture tip-overs.

This is overwhelming for parents - we know - but the good news is that most of these accidents are avoidable with proper supervision and childproofing. And with Rhoost stylish baby proofing products, you can childproof without tools and adhesives - keeping your child safe and your personal style in tact. 

9. Get at eye level with your tiny explorer

Childproofing can be a daunting task - from corner guards to toilet locks - it's hard to know what you need and what you don't. The best place to start is to get down to your child's eye level and explore!

8. Know that childproofing is not only about your home

Many parents overlook that childproofing is not just about your home. Whether your little ones are at grandma's house, day care, or on vacation with you - baby proofing is about where your child is. So it's important to have a basic set of products that travel with you and your child.

Rhoost stylish baby proofing products allow you to childproof any home without tools and adhesives which means they can be removed when you leave!

7. Don't forget the basics

Make sure you have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and that they are in proper working order! Don't forget about that trusty fire extinguisher either and make sure everyone knows where it is.

6. Childproofing is a process not a set of products

Childproofing is not just about installing all the right gear. Many aspects of baby proofing are as simple as re-arranging furniture so sharp corners are less prominent or moving cleaning supplies to high cabinets and shelves.

5. Assess and re-assess

Childproofing is not an activity you only do once. Whether your little tyke has grown a new fancy for the kitty litter or you have a little one graduating to the baby proofing stage, be sure to assess and re-assess along the way.

4. Shortlist of key danger spots

This is not a complete list, but below are some key danger spots every home should explore:

  • electrical outlets
  • stairs
  • cabinets with cleaning or other potentially toxic agents
  • sharp furniture corners
  • ovens and stoves
  • windows and window coverings
  • doors 
  • furniture/TVs that can tip over
  • small toys and batteries

3. Childproofing is not a replacement for adult supervision

This one seems obvious but it is very important. Childproofing is just one tool in the kit you will use to keep children safe. Other tools include setting clear rules and boundaries and making sure all adults and older children follow the rules as well.

2. Consider hiring a professional

Between work, parenting, and everything else, maybe you don't have the time to baby proof or maybe you are unsure about what you really need. Don't worry - there are childproofing experts that can help. Consider hiring a childproofer if you can't do it yourself. It's ok. You are not alone.

1. Do. It. Early

The best piece of advice we can give you? Childproof early.

Don't wait until the last minute or when all of a sudden your cuddly infant transforms into a toddler on the move!

Putting up guards and locks at the last minute introduces new barriers for infants and toddlers just when they are becoming most curious. Products are pulled off as soon as they are installed leaving your home unsafe and potentially damaging your furniture. Products that are installed early are seen as regular fixtures and curious little hands are much less likely to try to overcome them.

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