Babies grow up so fast! So even though my husband thinks it might be a little soon to start baby proofing our home, I disagree. From what I hear from families and friends, our little one will be mobile and on the go, before we know it! That is why I already started to babyproof our home using Dreambaby’s home safety items that were gifted to me in order to facilitate this post.
Baby Proofing Our Home With Dreambaby Home Safety Items
Baby Proofing Our Home with Dreambaby
We spend a lot of time in our kitchen and dining room. I would love to say it is because I am an amazing cook, but I am not. Honestly, I just love to snack! Our kitchen is the main gathering area of our home and therefore, the first place I wanted to tackle when baby proofing our home. Not to mention all the dangerous items lurking around the kitchen. This just seems like the most logical place to start.
Adhesive Mag Lock
My husband and I just built our home in 2016. We have amazing, custom-made cabinets that I just could not imagine putting screws or permanent holes into when baby proofing our home. After doing lots of research, I know that there are many different options for cabinet locks. However, nothing got me as excited as the Dreambaby Adhesive Mag Lock.
These cabinet locks simple adhesive sticker sticks to the inside of your cabinet and provides a sturdy locking system. No holes, no screws or plastic lock hanging from your hardware. This product is not only functional, but also aesthetically pleasing. It is easily out of sight on the inside of the cupboard or drawer.
To open, you simply use the magnetic key to release the locking feature. You can find a video on the Dreambaby website that gives simple instructions on how to install. It is important that you wait 48 hours to let the adhesive tape “set” to ensure a secure fit. There is also hardware included if you decide that it is necessary. I did find that one it is stuck, it is stuck tight! So be careful to get it in the right place the first time.
Sliding Locks with Catch
At the risk of sounding hypocritical, I do want to say that there is always an exception to every rule. Although I will not budge on putting holes into my cabinets, I did want to have some of the more traditional sliding locks. We have a few cupboards that I am simply in and out of throughout the day. I wanted these to be super easy to access without needing the magnetic key.
Hence, the need for the Dreambaby sliding locks with catch when baby proofing our home. These locks come in either black or white to best match your cupboards and hardware. They are simple to use with just one hand to unlock, but I do find that I need two hands when relocking them. You might find that you can simply do it one-handed with a little practice.
The Dreambaby sliding locks with catch are the fastest and most secure way to lock cupboards and cabinets. They require no installation and are easy to move between rooms or to take with you when traveling! They are suitable for D shaped or mushroom-shaped knobs up to 6.5 inches apart. Making them the perfect fit when baby proofing your home.
Outlet safety by the numbers:
- 89 percent of all injuries caused by electrical outlets are to children under age 6.
- Each year, 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns after sticking small metal objects into electrical outlets.
- 7 children each day are treated in hospital emergency rooms after playing with those outlets.
- 6 to 12 of those children end up dying.
These numbers show why it is so important to have outlet plug covers throughout every room of your home.
It is so important to find a cover that works for you and to have one on every single outlet. Dreambaby makes a few different options, but I chose to go with the simple outlet plug when baby proofing our home.
Electrical Cord Shortener
In keeping with the theme of protection from electrical dangers, it is important to not overlook any loose cords. Babies can so easily grab onto a dangling cord and pull something down onto themselves, causing serious injury. Not only with stationery items such as lamps and laptop cords, but also with kitchen appliances.
When in the kitchen, I am often using appliances that need to be plugged in. With the way our outlets are installed so close to the edge of the island, I worry about a cord dangling within babies curious view and ever-growing reach. Dreambaby’s electrical cord shortener is a quick and easy way to make sure that dangling cords are wound up and stay out of babies reach. A must have when baby proofing our home.
Classic Foam Corner Protectors
Pregnancy has left me feeling more clumsy than before. Add onto that the growing difficulty in seeing my feet and where I am walking has led to a few extra bruises. I know how it feels to accidentally bang into the sharp edge of a table and boy does it hurt! That is why we are equipping all of our end tables, coffee tables and even kitchen table with Dreambaby’s classic foam corner protectors while baby proofing our
Dreambaby makes these foam corner protectors in grey, brown, and clear. As well as in a variety of shapes and material to use on a variety of products such as glass shelves and wooden tables. Their foam edge bumper even allows you to protect rounded tables or table edges. They truly thought of everything when it comes to baby proofing our home.
Room & Bath Thermometer Duck
Since we spend so much time in our kitchen, it only seems logical that we will give our baby his baths in the kitchen sometimes as well. A key safety item when baby proofing our home and making sure bath time is safe is having an accurate water thermometer.
Getting the temperature just right for your child can be tricky and sometimes hand-testing water isn’t always the best method. Dreambaby Duck Room & Bath Thermometer takes the guesswork out of bathtime. This thermometer gives accurate digital temperature readings in Celsius or Fahrenheit that automatically update every 10 seconds. You can simply flip a switch on the back of the duck to ensure it is reading the temperature in the correct form. It also features a 30-minute automatic shut off to help preserve the battery lifespan.
When used in water it also has a red indicator light for when the water is too hot and a green indicator light for when the water is too cool. In addition to being used in the tub, the Dreambaby Room & Bath Thermometer can also be placed in any room to confirm the current temperature of the room and will offer the same reliable temperature readings as in the tub.
Best of all, the Dreambaby Room & Bath Thermometer include batteries so you can use it right out of the pack! Making it super easy when baby proofing our home. Lastly, don’t worry about getting the thermometer wet—it can be safely submerged in water. Making this duck an adorable way to ensure your baby’s bath and room are at the perfect temperature every second.
If you want to find out more ways to prepare for your baby using Dreambaby products, make sure to check out my post on Preparing the Stroller for Baby and Preparing the Vehicle for Baby.