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Baby Proofing Checklist

How to make sure your home is safe for your little one

We know that making sure your little one is safe and loved is of the utmost importance. We’re here to help!

Baby proofing may seem like a giant undertaking, so it’s a good idea to start early. Ensuring that your home is safe for your newborn includes things like checking batteries on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and making sure to use safe sleep practices.

As your newborn transforms into a baby—opening their eyes to the world, holding up their own head, and maybe even rolling—it’s time to think about baby proofing. Guidepost at Home nannies recommend starting the process when your baby is around four months old. This ensures that your home is totally safe by the time your little one starts scooting and crawling.

When your kiddo starts pulling up to stand, it’s time to do even more baby proofing for your little wobbler; they can now start opening doors and reaching coffee tables. Get down low and explore your house from your baby’s point of view.

From newborn to walking, here’s your guide to making sure your home is safe for your little one.

Sometimes, even with great baby proofing, accidents still happen. Here’s a list of things to keep you covered in the case of an accident:

  1. Learn infant CPR and the Heimlich maneuver.

  2. Keep these numbers close by (for yourself and caregivers):

    1. Pediatrician’s phone number

    2. Parent’s work and cell phone numbers

    3. Emergency contact - a relative or friend nearby

    4. Poison Control: 800-222-1222

  3. Keep first-aid kits with emergency instructions inside in your home, stroller, and car

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