All homes are adult-friendly by default, which is a good thing but not when you have a baby in the house. Have you ever wondered about how child-safe your house is? An adult-friendly house is not safe for children and babies as it contains a lot of potential hazards. By identifying these risks, you can either remove or prevent them and enable your house to have a safe environment for children. Kids are creative and curious by nature, therefore they are most likely to explore the house and play with things as they are growing up. In fact, they are most likely to put almost everything in their mouths too! Thus, as a parent it is your responsibility to make your house a fun, stimulating and most importantly, safe place for your child to grow up in.

‘Baby proofing’ is a term that is used for making a house more baby-friendly. Babies start crawling as soon as they are eight months of age or lesser. After the crawling stage, they begin to pull up, thus opening up a world of possibilities for themselves as they have the chairs, tables and other surfaces in their reach. Thus, one should pay maximum attention to baby safety and home safety at this stage. There are many benefits to baby proofing the house, the following are the top 3 benefits:

It keeps the baby safe — This is of course the most obvious benefit of baby proofing the house. Of course, baby proofing does not mean that your child will not stumble or fall because these will still happen, but at least your child will not get serious injured during the process because your house follows top baby safety standards! The process of raising children is not an easy one, and by making your house baby proofed, you will ensure that your child has access to a fun place and also minimize the injuries, mishaps and even accidental swallowing of items as far as your child is concerned.

It keeps the items in the house safe — Of course, the safety of the baby is of utmost importance and a top priority but baby proofing your house will also fetch you other benefits. One such benefit is that it would keep the items in the house safe. This way, you won’t lose your cool every time your baby breaks a vase or accidentally destroys items that are within their reach! By keeping the items safe, one would also be able to save a lot of money as you’ll not need to replace the broken or destroyed item every now and then as babies are very active!

It gives you peace of mind — This has got to be one of the most prominent benefits of baby proofing your house. Raising a baby is a colossal and full-time task, and for first-time parents the responsibility is all the more overwhelming, therefore anything that will offer peace of mind is definitely welcome! When you baby proof your house, you can rest assured that your baby is safe, even when you’re not near him/her.

Source: www.safetynook.net/single-post/2015/07/24/3-Benefits-to-Baby-Proofing-Your-Home
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