Whether you just had your first baby or just welcomed a new addition to your family, baby proofing your house is a crucial step in ensuring your babyâ€™s safety. Looking around at your home, it may seem like there are so many areas to cover however it may be easier and more affordable than you think!
When my daughter started crawling, I saw all kind of dangers and hazardous places, that I was one step away from wrapping her in bubble wrap! IÂ pride myself of being a very creative and shopping savvy mom so I researched ways I could use things from around the house to baby proof my home.
In the kitchen, I wanted to make sure the oven, dishwasher, cabinets and drawers were locked. But I wanted to encourage my daughter to play and be curious to not be afraid of the kitchen in a future. I secured the cabinets and drawers with an old clip band from an old seat that I had laying around but I leftÂ the Tupperware cabinet unlocked and a drawer with plastic spoons and spatulas for her to play with while I was cooking.
My very active and playful daughter loves to play peek-a-boo with the doors. As fun as that sounds, it terrifies me that one day she will pinch one of her little fingers.Â Pool noodles are extremely easy to find, I buy mine from the local dollar store, and the most under utilized thing for baby proofing. I cut up pool noodles in half and slide them onto doors, and table corners. I even use them to organize my electrical cords.
As the baby grows, you will continue finding new dangers and things to get out of their reach, but these easy and affordable DIY baby proofing tips will be helpful for years to come. Two Do-It-Yourself projects that I found interesting was a DIY baby stair gate withÂ a few yards of fabric, a sewing machine, and PVC pipes andÂ a fun chalkboard and magnetic board fireplace.