Child Proofing Your House for Visitors

This post is sponsored by Owlet for Baby Safety Month. As always, all words and opinions are 100% my own!

Tips for making your house safe when little ones come to visit

Did you know that this month is Baby Safety Month? I didn’t either until Owlet decided to get together a whole bunch of bloggers together to give a bunch of tips on how to achieve the safest life for your little ones! I have loved reading what everyone else has written about, because you know that every mom has a different experience and gives new insight that you may not have been able to think of yourself. Yesterday Jonie shared some great tips for Toddler Safety. Make sure to check out her post!

Since I don’t have young kids anymore (youngest is 5) I don’t really have to child proof anymore. It was slightly weird moving into a new house and not having to install locks on doors/drawers or baby gates on the stairs. It was our first move that we didn’t have to do any of that.

But although we don’t have little ones, we have had a bunch come and visit. I’ve babysat my little niece, had friends come and stay at our house, and had neighbors come over with babies. So I have compiled a quick checklist of things I can do quickly to help make our house more safe when these little ones are visiting. I thought I’d share them with you!

Cord Holders-

Although for everyday use I find that having my window blind cords wound up can be difficult and make things harder, I love having the hook holders installed to the side of my window so that I can easily wrap the cords up, far out of reach of the little ones reach. This prevents them from being able to get tangled up in it and hurt themselves.

These can also come in handy for lamp cords or others attached to anything heavy that a little one could pull off the table/shelf. 

Plug Covers-

These are such an easy and inexpensive way to protect the little kids. It takes seconds to put them in place, and you won’t have to worry about something being stuck into the plug.

Wall Anchors – 

My kids are old enough not to climb on furniture pieces, but kids visiting might not be. So taking a few minutes to secure your bookshelves and dressers to the wall can save a lot of worry during future visits. 

Stash away toys with small parts-

My kids live for legos, K’NEX, marbles and more which of course are the worst toys for the young kids. So when we know that the little ones are coming over, I have the kids go grab the bins of small toys and move them to the storage room or on a top shelf. That way we don’t have to worry about the kids getting into them. Another way to keep them from playing with these toys is to have a designated little’s toy bin. We have a small box where we have kept some of our baby toys, and pull them out whenever we have a little one over.

What other things would you add to the list for when you have a toddler come to visit?

Make sure to check in tomorrow to see Carly’s post over on Ever Clever Mom!

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