9 Game-Changing Babyproofing Products
September 12, 2019
Now that baby is in the picture, are you feeling like everywhere you look, there’s an accident waiting to happen? You may not be totally exaggerating—there are lots of potential hazards scattered around the house. Thankfully, there are even more babyproofing products available that will put you at ease. Here, we’ve rounded up nine game-changing babyproofing gadgets that look as good as they’ll make you feel, knowing baby is safe.
Qdos Crystal Baby Gate
Gates are a must-have from the moment baby starts to crawl, but they typically aren’t too cute. Enter the Qdos Crystal Baby Gate—a sleek, transparent acrylic option that blends into any home decor. The hardware-mounted gate comes with rails that show you exactly where to place the screws, making for easy installation, and the At-A-Glance Indicator turns green to let you know when the gate is properly locked.
Buy it: $180, Regallager.com
Safety 1st Magnetic Locking System
Let’s be honest: What adult hasn’t been frustrated by a child-proof cabinet lock? They’re often a pain to open and just plain ugly to look at. Safety 1st has come up with a brilliant solution: Instead of attaching locks on the outside of your kitchen cabinets, this magnetic locking system is installed inside the cabinet, leaving the exterior looking pristine. To open the door, just use the magnetic key, which you can conveniently store nearby. And when you’re not in need of the locks, you can simply turn them them without having to remove them.
Buy it: $17, Amazon.com
Skyla Homes Clear Corner Bumpers
If baby is starting to pull up to stand or take their first teetering steps, you’ll quickly notice all the sharp, menacing-looking table corners around your home. Covering everything with bubble wrap would certainly do the trick, but to keep baby safe and your decor aesthetic intact, go with these clear plastic table covers instead.
Buy it: $8, Amazon.com
Prince Lionheart Stove Guard
Your curious toddler will have to wait until dinnertime to know what’s cooking. Block your burners from reach with this transparent stove guard, which adjusts to fit stoves from 24 inches to 36 inches long.
Buy it: $20, Amazon.com
Skip Hop Moby Bath Spout Cover
When it’s time for a bath, don’t let safety concerns keep you and baby from having a whale of a good time. Bath spouts are big and hard with unforgiving corners, but this adorable spout cover will help keep bathtime bump-free. The adjustable strap offers a near-universal fit; after baby’s done bathing, simply hang up the cover by its tail hook. (Skip Hop offers a whole range of matching Moby bath products, including a non-slip bath mat—another babyproofing must-have.)
Buy it: $10, Amazon.com
Munchkin White Hot Safety Bath Ducky
Bathtime slips and head bonks are definitely things to avoid, but so is scalding hot water. To make sure baby’s bathwater is just the right temperature, pick up a handy bath thermometer. Munchkin’s safety bath duck is the perfect bathing companion: a white hot safety disc on the bottom reveals the word “HOT” when the water temp is too high, and it’s completely watertight to avoid mold growth. Plus, what’s a bath without a classic rubber ducky?
Buy it: $3, Amazon.com
KidCO Universal Outlet Covers
Covering up electrical outlets is key to keeping inquisitive little fingers out. Instead of dealing with bulky, unsightly safety covers or separate plugs you need to take in and out, go for something a little more streamline. KidCo Universal Outlet Covers look just like your standard outlet casing but have a clever sliding mechanism that automatic snaps shut as soon as a device is removed, preventing kids from poking their fingers were they don’t belong.
Buy it: $13, Amazon.com
Munchkin Xtraguard Dual Action Multi Use Latches
It’s not just cabinets you’ll want to keep locked—drawers with sharp objects, toilet seat covers and appliances also need to stay shut. These multipurpose latches are just the thing. The flexible strap means it can latch around corners, and the dual-button release makes it’s that much harder for savvy toddlers to figure out. When you’re not using them, you can release and rotate out of the way. Plus, they’re a cinch to install and won’t leave a mark.
Buy it: $6, Amazon.com
Babyganics Multi Surface Cleaner
Baby is going to touch and crawl on nearly every surface, which means you’re going to have to keep them all sanitized. Babyganics Multi Surface Cleaner is safe for any material you can clean with water thanks to a plant-based, nontoxic and hypoallergenic formula.
Buy it: $14, Amazon.com
Updated September 2019