Four Easy and Temporary Ways to Babyproof Your Home

Babyproofing You Can Live With

We understand that babyproofing your home for infrequent, and often short, visits by family can feel like a lot more trouble than it's worth. We understand...you lived with the ugly stair gates and challenging cabinet locks in your home already and are not anxious to do it again. But as much of a hassle as babyproofing might seem, it truly is the best way to keep the youngest members of the family safe. It's also an easy way to provide peace of mind for their parents so they can truly relax and enjoy quality time with you when they visit.

To help minimize the disruption that babyproofing can cause, we’ve put together a few easy ways to temporarily babyproof your home.

1. Move Your Cleaning Products

Instead of investing in cabinet door locks, simply gather all of your cleaning supplies and store them in a box high up in the garage or in another place that won’t be within reach of little ones. You’ll be having too much fun with your visiting family to worry about cleaning, anyway. 

2. Invest in a Stair Barrier

Stairs are the number one cause of non-fatal injuries in one year-olds, but you don’t have to ruin your staircase with a hideous baby gate. Our banister to banister stair gates don’t require drilling, while our wall to banister gates come with an installation kit and just eight small screws so that they are as uninvasive as possible. With our wide selection of fabrics and personalization options, you can find a stair gate that fits the style and feel of your home. Once your loved ones’ stay is over, you can roll it up and store it for next time.  

3. Move Medications

Scan the kitchen table and bathroom countertops for any medications or supplements you may have out in the open. Move them to a secure place, such as a medicine cabinet that’s mounted on the wall. This includes pill organizer boxes that curious little fingers could potentially pop right open.

4. Cover Outlets

Small children have a way of finding things we’ve never noticed or long-forgotten about. One way to get ahead of them is to get on your hands and knees and scan the rooms in your home where you will be spending a lot of time. These days, there are a variety of outlet covers on the market. Choose the option you can live with and you’ll only have to install them once.

Who understands better than a grandparent how quickly kids grow up? We hope these easy precautions help make your visit relaxing and enjoyable for all!