As a parent, one of the greatest joys is watching your toddler transition from all fours to two feet. However, once your child starts to navigate around the house on their own, you’ll have to increase your safety precautions. After all, you don’t want their new found mobility skills to cause them more harm than good! Here are five tips for child proofing your home, to keep both your little one and your property as safe as can be.

  • Install a Toilet Safety Latch

Unless you want your child to splash in the toilet bowl or try and flush toys and other possessions, it’s wise to install a safety latch so that the seat is only open when in use. Alternatively, you could install a lock on the outside of the bathroom, out of your toddler’s reach.

  • Cushion the Corner of Your Coffee Table

Coffee tables tend to be just the right height for toddlers to walk into, which is dangerous where sharp corners are concerned. Bumps are inevitable every once in a while where kids are concerned, but it’s a good idea to invest in some corner cushions to soften the blow.

  • Install a Stair Gate

By installing safety gates at both the top and bottom of your stairs, your little one won’t be able to use them to practice climbing. After all, nobody wants their child to take a tumble!

  • Lock Away Your Medication

There are some smart little medical boxes on the market that can be locked to prevent any curious little explorers from getting their hands on it and eating something they shouldn’t.

  • Stop the Doors from Slamming

Door grippers are a fantastic way to prevent your little one from trapping their fingers, either in the hinges or if it slams. What’s more, keeping the doors wide open will allow your toddler to roam freely about the house.

There are plenty of safety precautions that parents can take to ensure their child doesn’t get hurt, some more obvious than others. Yummy Kids have a range of products that can help you child proof your home, so please feel free to have a browse and order online.