As a parent, you have no shortage of worries. Is your kid hitting all of their milestones? Is she getting too much screen time? Is he getting enough educational and social stimulation every day? It’s enough to make you crazy.
High among the worries for many parents are general safety concerns. Luckily, with a little baby-proofing and some of the latest gadgets, you’ll be able to quash a few worries.
The vast majority of electrical outlets are at a kid’s eye level. When paired with their youthful curiosity of how things work, this accessibility can be downright dangerous.
Keep your curious one safe by swapping out all outlets with the KidCo Universal Outlet Cover. Featuring a unique sliding mechanism that keeps outlet receptacles closed unless they are in use, these covers are far more user-friendly than the typical plastic outlet plugs, which are a nuisance to remove and tend to get lost.
For outlets where you always have things like lamps or electronics plugged in, you’ll want to get a cover that wraps over the plugs to allow everything to stay protected and plugged in. Safety 1st makes a great product for this purpose called the Double Touch Plug ‘N Outlet Cover. It does a great job of keeping the cords in place while little hands fruitlessly try to tug them out.
Every house needs a sturdy baby gate. Whether you have stairs that you need to keep your crawler away from or you just want to keep your kid contained in a particular area of the house, baby gates can be a major sanity saver for parents. However, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all product that can meet every need, so you need to be judicious when sorting through the options. It all comes down to the safest way to install the gate in a sturdy manner. There are different options for gates at the top of a stairway versus the bottom of a staircase and you’ll need something entirely different if the bottom of your staircase doesn’t have a wall to mount the gate to. For this kind of stair installation, you’ll need something like the Stair Barrier, which was designed for this specific installation. You can also find extra-wide options for wider than average doorways.
Bath Faucet Cover
That faucet in your bath can be very dangerous if your little one slips in the bath and scrapes his head on it. Prevent any accidents by protecting the faucet with a sturdy cover that can add some cushion and soften the sharp edges. The Spout Cover by 4Moms takes bath safety a step further and also features a built-in thermometer that lets you know the temperature of the bath water as you fill up the tub to prevent scalding water from burning your little one.
Home Security System
Protecting your baby at home is about more than just keeping your child away from dangerous items inside your house. It is just as crucial to protect your little one from outside threats, which is why a comprehensive home security system is also a baby-proofing must-have. ADT’s home security systems are an ideal option because they can be used in tandem with other home automation products that you already use and love, like the Nest thermostat and the Ring video doorbell. Their 24/7 monitoring service means that you can rest assured that help will be dispatched immediately in the event of an incident and you can also check in on things at home remotely using the Pulse app that enables complete home automation.
With a few simple gadgets, you can worry a little less. Protect your baby from inside and outside hazards with these easy solutions.