Many items in our home are not very child-friendly. Furniture with sharp edges, doors that might jam their fingers, breakables, slippery areas, and more. It’s high time to baby proof your home. Here are some child proofing ideas to try, and they may not look pretty, but they will keep your child from getting any boo-boos.
Tennis Ball Sharp Corners
The corners of tables and other furniture can be sharp and dangerous to children.
Tennis balls can make these corners safe. Make a slit in your tennis ball and shove it over the corner of your table.
Doorknob Safety Child Proofing Ideas
Tupperware works great as a doorknob protector.
Cut a slit into the lid of your Tupperware and push it over your doorknob. Screw on the bottom of your lid, and you’re done.
Keep Them Out of The Fridge
Sometimes, we disregard the fridge in our baby proofing ideas because it looks harmless. But it is especially when there are food or drinks you want to keep out of reach from them.
Here’s a simple baby proof hack. Place a sticky Command hook on your fridge and one on the fridge door. Then place a rubber band around them.
This will prevent kids from being able to pull the fridge open.
Cover Vents With Tule
Do your kids love sticking things where they shouldn’t go?
Add this hack to your baby proofing checklist. Protect your vents with this simple hack. Learn how to cover the vents with tulle so they can’t put anything down them here.
Baby gates can be unsightly and expensive. This DIY baby gate is stylish and inexpensive. Learn how to build it here.
Keep Bathtime Safe
Make sure your kids don’t bump their heads or hurt themselves on bathtub faucets or knobs.
Sugru can help with that. It’s a dough-like polymer that can be shaped over your faucet ends and firm up when it dries. It can be removed whenever you want.
Slip-Proof Your Rugs
Do you have tiny area rugs? Make sure your kids don’t slip on them. Rubber matting is inexpensive and can be cut to size and placed underneath your carpets.
You can also glue hot glue gun dots or lines to the bottom of the rug to prevent slipping.
TV Stand Cover
Are you tired of putting all your DVDs back after your child pulled them off the TV stand? Cover it with some cheap fabric and secure it with Velcro. Get the details here.
Don’t let babies get their fingers jammed in the door. Here’s a simple hack on childproofing doors in your house.
Cut off a piece of a pool noodle and put it over your door. This will prevent the kids from being able to close or slam the door.
Little ones can squeeze through a railing if you don’t secure it.
You can use inexpensive plastic covering and zip ties to secure the railing. Get the instructions on how to do this here.
Secure the Toilet Paper
Do your kids or cats like to play with toilet paper?
Prevent them from unrolling it and making a mess with this hack. Just place a hair band over your roll.
Keep Drawers Closed
Are your kids always opening drawers and pulling things out? There’s an easy fix for that. Secure drawers by putting a yardstick through the drawer pulls.
Ditch the Dishtowel
Be wary of where you place your dishtowels.
If you keep it over your oven handle, kids can pull on the dishtowel, even pull down the oven door, climb inside, or get burned by the hot oven. Keep your dishtowel high up where they can’t grab them.
These child proofing ideas will give you peace of mind that your child is safe and comfortable to play in your house. After all, a little peace of mind is a big luxury for parents with children around.