This post was sponsored by Window Covering Safety Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
It’s so important that we as parents keep in mind the safety of our toddlers and children. I truly think it’s a mindset we have to take on when raising children and taking care of their well being.
As we are building our first home…and by building I mean literally we are doing the work, we aren’t just playing contractor…the safety of our home for our family and friends has been top on the priority list. We are super super close to sheetrock, which we will contract out – hallelujah, amen – then comes all of the fun stuff for me – finally!
I’ve already picked out paint colors and working on finalizing my lighting fixtures etc. The visual part is what I can’t wait for because wires and studs/wood just don’t do a whole lot for me!!!
What I’d like to share today is several ways to help you Toddler Proof your home, whether it’s new, being remodeled, just spring cleaning or you are looking to buy a new home – all of these tips apply!
How to Toddler Proof Your Home
I’m only going to mention a few ways to toddler proof your home…a few ways I imagine you’ve never thought of. There are so many more but I’m only going to include a few unique thoughts today.
1- Kids and Cords don’t Mix – Think about your window coverings and if they have cords on them. Consider replacing older corded window products for a safer product. When looking for a safe window product look for the Best for Kids™ certification label in stores and online, which makes it easy to identify products that are best suited for homes with young children.
2- Remember kids are explorers – We encourage our kids to explore and adventure because they learn so much, right? Yet we have to have a watchful eye at all times. Keep all of your cleaning products, medicines and dangerous products out of reach of your children.
3- Bathrooms – Your razors need to be out of reach of little curious hands. Consider a bath tub spout cover
4- Glass Doors – You know those glass doors within your home that we know about…but a little exploring toddler may not – consider putting stickers at eye level on the glass for a short period of time until they can recognize and remember them. Trying to avoid broken glass!
5- Secure furniture – Consider securing smaller pieces of furniture that can topple over a young child who is climbing, pulling up or a new walker.
Do you have any more suggestions for me that I could add that are a bit out of the box when it comes to thinking of safety within our homes?
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little one year old, Miss E, in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, involved in ministry at our church and in between all of that I run three successful businesses! Follow me at: