How To Make Baby Proof A House? A Comprehensive Guide

How To Make Baby Proof A House? A Comprehensive Guide

The arrival of a baby brings joy, love, and a new set of responsibilities. One of the most crucial tasks is making your house babyproof. This is a process to ensure that your little one can explore, play, and grow in a safe place. Although it is especially important after 9 months or a year, the time passes very fast when you have a baby. Here's a detailed guide to help with baby proofing your house, focusing on key areas and products that can make the process easier.

Secure the Furniture and Heavy Items

That is the key protection in a house with baby/kids. Children are naturally curious and love to climb, pull, and explore. It's essential to anchor heavy items like bookshelves and dressers to the wall to prevent tipping. Use corner protectors to soften sharp edges on tables and counters. These simple measures can prevent serious injuries.

Do not feel safe for the cabinet doors or dressers. After one year or 14–15 months old, children are starts walking and then the time comes to open dresser or cabinet doors. The same is valid for kitchen cupboards in ground level, too. So, it is important to take necessary measures to keep them close.

In the house

First, always keep in mind that baby and kids are excellent observers and repeaters. As you are their role model, always try to repeat what you/your partner does. If he/she sees you while inserting a plug to wall outlet a few times, then eventually one day he/she will try to make it.

Baby Proofing the Kitchen

After 18-20 Months or so, drawers are entering to the interest area of the baby/kids. Making something to move is a special joy, and inside/behind of those are new discovery area for them. The kitchen is filled with potential hazards for a baby briefly.  The kitchen drawers with forks and knives should be carefully monitored and keep in safe/locked. Install finger pinch guards on cabinet doors and drawers to keep dangerous items unreachable. Store cleaning products and sharp knives in locked cabinets/drawers. Use stove knob covers to prevent little hands from turning on the burners. Consider investing in nursery furniture that is designed with safety in mind.

Make the Bathroom Safe

Bathrooms can be slippery and filled with items that are not suitable for children. Use non-slip mats in the bath and keep medicines in a medicine cabinet with magnetic locks. Install toilet locks and safety plugs to keep curious toddlers safe. Regularly check the water temperature to avoid scalding. If the washing machine in the bathroom, then give special care to keep chemicals in close cabinets above of baby/kids reach distance. Not leave baby alone or together with another kid in the bathroom.

Protect Electrical Outlets and Cords

As mentioned above, baby/kids are repeating our actions. So, it is easily possible to try to put something into a wall outlet. For that reason, electrical outlets and cords can be fascinating to a child but pose serious risks. Use outlet covers to prevent access to electrical sockets. That prevention should be combined with keeping tiny metal sticks in closed/protected drawers or cabinets to prevent from shock hazards. Keep electrical cords unreachable or use cord organisers. Ensure that all electrical appliances are in good condition and free from frayed wires.

Create Safe Play Areas

Designating safe play areas is essential for your child's age development. Use safety gates to block access to stairs and other dangerous areas. Ensure toys are age-appropriate and free from small items that could be choking hazards. Soft flooring, rugs or play mats (better) can provide a comfortable play surface.

Choose Organic and Safe Baby Clothing

Opting for organic and safe baby clothing is part of the baby proofing process, too. Consider nursery furniture that is made from pure organic materials. These sets ensure that your baby's delicate skin is protected from harmful chemicals. To find the best suitable organic clothing for babies, you may simply visit to Ozmoz Clean&Safe store.

Outdoor Safety

If you have a garden or outdoor space, make sure it's free from toxic plants and sharp objects (like gardening tools). Secure gates and fences to prevent your child from wandering off. Provide shaded areas to protect your baby from the sun. The stairs or elevations are potential risk areas to be careful, and of course, the pools.

Emergency Preparedness

Having a well-stocked first aid kit and fire extinguisher is vital. Regularly review and practice emergency procedures with all family members. Ensure that babysitters and caregivers are aware of the safety measures in place. Carbon monoxide detectors and lead paint inspections are essential for a safe environment.

Baby Proofing Specific Rooms

  • Nursery: Ensure the crib is free from small items and decorating is safe.
  • Living Room: Secure furniture, tables, and chairs. Use outlet covers and door locks.
  • Kitchen: Keep cleaning products away from the kitchen table. Use cabinet locks and latches.
  • Bathroom: Secure drawers, chemicals/shampoos etc., use toilet locks, and vacuum regularly.
  • Windows: Use locks and avoid blinds with cords.
  • Doors: Install finger pinch guards and locks.



Baby proofing is not just about securing furniture and covering outlets; it's about creating a safe environment for your little one. By following above guidelines, you can ensure that your house is ready for your newborn.

Baby proofing is an ongoing process that evolves with your child's growth and development. Regularly assess your house and make necessary adjustments to keep your precious one safe and secure.

Parents should remember to search for the latest safety products and keep up to date with the needs of toddlers, babies, and newborn at home.


Author: Mr Mahir Ozden (Textile engineer, PhD) and a dad.

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