From the article: Tips for Baby Proofing
Baby proofing is something that most parents at least give some thought to, but every family takes it to a different level. Some start looking at safety from the moment that the pregnancy test is positive and others wait until the baby is born and do it as the baby's development changes. What is the best approach for you? What did you do first? Did you keep baby proofing and safety in mind as decorating and buying baby products? Share Your Advice
Anchor heavy furniture
- It's easiest to do this when you are setting up baby's room. Anchor all heavy pieces of furniture to the wall--bureaus, bookshelves, etc. Before you know it your baby will be mobile--and he might be a climber.
- —Guest elena
Important for Grandparents
- Baby-proofing is really important for grandparents if the grandchildren are going to spend any time at the home. It's really important to get baby-proofing advice from the parents, because things have changed a lot since we were parents. For example, we didn't use any type of safety device on our toilets. My #1 piece of baby proofing advice for parents and grandparents is never to leave medication within reach. Child-resistant packaging is not child-proof. Locked medicine cabinets are best.
Baby Shower Gifts
- I'm one of the mean people who give practical baby shower gifts. I usually give a baby proofing kit with lots of easy to use things in it. Most first time parents haven't even really thought about safety and are always really thrilled to get this starter kit. You can make one yourself or buy a kit that's already put together.
- —Guest MeanMom