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San Antonio child care tips for infant proofing your home

Posted on 07-28-2014

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Although our homes are safe environments for adults, they can be dangerous to your infant, especially when he or she starts crawling. Here are some tips to ensure that your home is a safe, secure place for your child.

  1. Start early: Most specialists recommend that you have your home infant proofed well in advance of your child’s arrival. If you wait until after the birth, chances are that you will be so busy that, before you know it, your child is exploring and into everything.
  2. Get an infant’s point of view: Objects that pose no threat to adults are very different when you are a crawling or walking infant. Take a look at your home from your child’s perspective and you will be able to see exactly what he could bump into, fall over or pull down.
  3. Electrical outlet covers: Child proof outlet plugs can be removed by small fingers and pose a choking hazard. Rather, choose covers that make outlets more inaccessible. Remember to place them over all outlets, even ones behind furniture.
  4. Cleaning materials, medicines and poisons: Make sure all of these items are placed high up out of your child’s reach. Infants love to put things in their mouths, and even products that are safe for adult consumption may be poisonous to your child. To make sure they are especially secure, install childproof latches on these cupboards.
  5. Drawers and cabinets: These can easily hurt an infant, pinching fingers, giving a child access to dangerous items and even falling on a child. Safety latches, especially in the kitchen, will help keep your child safe.
  6. Stairs: Gates should be installed at the top and bottom of stairs as well as at entrances to off-limit rooms. Make sure that the bars are close enough together so your infant cannot get stuck in the gate.
  7. Your backyard: Infants love exploring the outdoors, so make sure your pool, water features and ponds are all covered or fenced off. Yard equipment, poisons and fertilizers should be locked away in a secure shed.

If you are looking for a child care facility that offers your infant a safe, secure environment away from home, consider Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of San Antonio. Our state-of-the-art facility is access controlled, fully childproofed and monitored at all times to ensure that your child is safe and happy. With an innovative infant program, your child will spend the day learning, meeting developmental milestones, having fun and getting plenty of love and support. To find out more, please contact us today.

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