Baby proofing basics

Babyproofing Specialist Nancy Spigelman shares advice for parents on how and when to best baby proof your home
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Baby proofing basics

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You want to start your baby proofing before your child becomes mobile. Kids are naturally curious and they gravitate towards what is ever easy for them to get into. If something is already locked up or covered, then they're just going to move on to whatever else their curiosity takes them to. So you want to get down on the baby's level, you want to look around. This would normally mean covering your outlet covers and putting corner guards on sharp-edged tables 'cause they're gonna start pulling themselves up. You want to put a hearth pad on your fireplace hearth that's usually hard brick or stone, that area. You might want to put a gate in your fireplace to keep your child from crawling into the fireplace. Another area that we do recommend for areas that are earthquake prone is to latch your upper cabinets as well as your lower ones and your drawers. Latching the upper ones is just to keep items from falling out. And that would protect anyone in the home besides the baby.
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Babyproofing Specialist Nancy Spigelman shares advice for parents on how and when to best baby proof your home

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Nancy Spigelman

Babyproofing Specialist

Nancy Spigelman and her husband David started Wonder Years Babyproofing, an in-home babyproofing service, in 1988. Child passenger safety is her passion, and she has been educating parents and caregivers for the past 10 years on the proper use of car restraints in cars for children. In working with parents and caregivers, Nancy strives to enable them to confidently use child restraint seats properly every time their child is in the car. When she is not at home hanging out with her family and pets, she loves road trips, camping and hiking, as well as cooking and reading. 

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