CHILD PROOFING - Baby Proofing is a State of Mind!
BABY PROOFING - When my twins were first born I had no idea what baby
proofing was about. After all, how much trouble could a none-moving human
get into it. After the first few weeks however, one of my daughters got a
small bead in her mouth and choked furiously. What was so scary was that she
was sitting on my lap when this happened and it pulled it right off my
necklace. Luckily she was all right, but from that moment on I realized that
baby proofing really was a state of mind. No matter how well we prepare
every nook and cranny of our home there is no way that we can ensure our
baby is safe – unless we are constantly vigilant and watching at all times.
CHILD PROOFING - Obviously, the house is full of hazards. Checking out your home for child safety takes a knack for realizing exactly what will be enticing to your child. As time goes on you will have to continue your efforts and often reinforce methods that we were working in the past. Child proofing is not about disabling our children from exploration; but rather about allowing them to have firm boundaries with which to express their freedom. You will still have to teach them NO, but you can never truly rely on NO to work. That is especially true when you turn around or have to leave the room for a moment. Kids of all ages are naturally curious and they will want to try, taste and touch everything.
MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO! - Long before your child understands danger they will be watching and mimicking YOU. They watch parents and older children turn on TV’s, cook, plug things in, put make-up on, shave, do laundry, cut things, stir things, etc. The list is endless. All of these things have some sort of skill set necessary which infants and toddlers just do not have. They will try to turn on water, play with the remote, put batteries in things and all sorts of other dangerous and often life threatening activities. We have to be certain that we monitor their behavior at all times. We also have to be very watchful of what goes in their mouth.
SETTING AN EXAMPLE - Kids can slip things in so easily without us even noticing (like the bead). Baby proofing is not just about putting safety gadgets all around your home. It is also about being a good example and providing stellar supervision at all times. OF course there are tons of child safety products that will help you. It is important to remain mindful and remove things from around the home that your little monkey might try to do.
TRUST YOUR CHILD PROOFING INSTINCTS - You will get used to your baby and their abilities. Of course they will always be developing new talents that will stretch your mind and force you to baby proof even further. Once your house is geared up for baby you will soon be instinctively picking things up and moving things out of the way that might be potentially dangerous. You will develop a parental sense of danger. Relax, and although these years can be dangerous. They don’t have to be! If you have a baby proofing state of mind, chances are your child will always remain safe!
By Iggy Karuf, Copyright My Precious kid 2009
Below are some awesome child proofing products to protect your child.NOTE: These are a deterrent. Remove if your child
masters them. Safety devices are not a substitution for parent supervision.
See our other child safety products. We help keep your children safe in your
|Item # 04-633||Patio Door Guardian Lock|
Patio Sliding Door Guardian Lock $24.99
|Item #04-635||Door Guardian - Child Proof Lock|
|Item #04-405||Dream Baby Home Safety Kit - No tools needed|
| 35 piece Home Safety Kit
1 Appliance latch
1 Angle Lock
1 Secure a lock
1 fish door stopper
4 corner protectors
1 adhesive double lock
24 outlet plug covers
1 mini-multi-purpose latch
No tools or screws needed!
Home Safety Kit - No tools needed $19.99
|Item #04-620||Kidco Outlet Plug Covers|
Outlet Plug Covers $6.99 SALE $4.00
Limited to stock on hand. No other discounts apply.
All clearance sales final. No returns.
|Item # 04-501||Dream Baby Doorway BABY GATE|
|Item #04-621||Kidco Magnetic Cabinet Lock - Starter Set|
|Starter Set includes 2 locks and 1 key.
This cabinet lock is a magnetic lock that keeps cabinets
and drawers locked tight and guards against pinched fingers!
This magnetic lock works on almost all styles of cabinets and
drawers, even those where you can't use a standard latch!
Magnetic Cabinet Locks - Starter Set $21.99
|Item #04-204||Kidco Magnetic Cabinet Key|
|1 Key - no locks
Goes with our Magnetic Locks.
Locks must be bought separately.
Magnetic Cabinet Key $7.99
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