There’s no doubt you have a laundry list of preparations to complete if you’re awaiting the arrival of a new baby in your life. Among the most important of those preparations is childproofing your manufactured home. While it may not seem like it at first glance, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of everyday dangers that can cause harm to little ones. Start your childproofing journey with these basics that every family with a baby or toddler should consider:
Cabinets – Curious kids love nothing more than exploration. While encouraging that sense of adventure is a great idea, you certainly don’t want to let them get into ground level cabinets and cupboards. Fortunately, cabinet locks are very affordable and easy to find. Many styles slide right over knobs or handles, requiring no installation effort at all.
Drawers – Not only can young children gain access to dangerous household items by getting into drawers, but it’s also possible that they will pinch or otherwise hurt sensitive fingers when slamming those drawers shut. Basic drawer locks can be installed in your manufactured home with just a screwdriver, and they are easily removed once your child grows older.
Sharp Corners – As little ones learn to crawl and walk, they inevitably take some tumbles. Sharp edges and corners, such as those on coffee tables or on the edges of your fireplace, can cause major injury. Cover up these surfaces with specially designed foam padding or plastic pieces. They come in a huge variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, so you can choose a style that blends in well with your decor while still keeping your baby safe.
These are just a few of the measures everyone with a new baby should take. Keep your manufactured home safe for every member of the family by thoroughly researching the topic and by spending some time on this important process!