Safety Gear

Top 12 Babyproofing Products

Marble coffee tables, chrome finished cabinets, spiral staircases – suddenly your favorite furniture has become the enemy. Here’ are the must-haves to make your home safe for baby.
Cardinal Gates / The Bump
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Furniture Corner Cushions
Soften the sharp edges of your coffee table with corner cushions. Be subtle with this safety item, and chose a color that matches the décor. $10 for 4, CardinalGates.com
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Anti-Tip Kits
Baby is pretty strong (and pretty willful, in case you haven’t noticed).  As she becomes more mobile, she’ll use anything to try and pull herself – the dog, the couch, a bookshelf. Make sure anything that can topple over is anchored to the wall. $4, Amazon.com
Safety First / The Bump
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Stove Knob Covers
Those big knobs are too tempting! Slip on some knob covers to prevent baby from turning the knob and starting some unwanted kitchen chaos . $10 for 5, Diapers.com
KidCo / The Bump
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Drawer and Door Locks

You know to store toxic items, like oven cleaner or wasp repellent, in a high cabinet. But don’t forget the dangers down below like detergent, heavy skillets, and alcohol. Keep baby out with cabinet and drawer locks. $9, Kidsafeinc.com

 

Especially for Baby / The Bump
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Finger Guards
Save the door slamming for her teenage years! Finger guards stops doors from fully closing and keep baby’s fingers intact. $3, ToysRUs.com
One Step Ahead / The Bump
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Baby Bath Tub
If he’s too big for the sink but too small for the tub, try an inflatable tub. It offers enough room to bathe and play, and is soft for some extra security. $20, OneStepAhead.com
Safety 1st / The Bump
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Temp Guard
Available as a duck, frog, or lobster, these animals let you know when the water is too hot for baby. They also double as a bath tub toy! $7, Amazon.com
Mommys Helper / The Bump
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Toilet Seat Lock
Keep your keys and your baby out of the toilet. Though Amy Poehler struggled with these in Baby Mama, lid locks come off with a little lift and pull. $8, AlBeeBaby.com
Babies R Us / The Bump
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Outlet Cover
Stock up on sliding covers. They open the outlet with a simple push rather than pulling off the cover. $3 for 2, BabiesRUs.com
Kid Safe Inc / The Bump
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Cord Shortener
Prevent any tripping or choking by purchasing cord shorteners. As an added bonus, they tidy up those tangled areas around the outlets. $3, KidSafeInc.com
One Step Ahead / The Bump
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Adjustable Gates
When she starts to crawl, the stairs will be your biggest battle. Adjustable gates keep her on solid ground and keep you from sprinting to the stairs. $43, OneStepAhead.com
Perfectly Safe / The Bump
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Choke Tube Tester
Don’t forget about the little things! If an item can fit through the tube, keep it out of your baby’s reach. $3, PerfectlySafe.com
By Leah Rocketto