Home > Babies and Toddlers > Health and Safety > Babyproofing/Childproofing > Think Like a Toddler: 12 Babyproofing Steps You May Have Missed

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE


Think Like a Toddler: 12 Babyproofing Steps You May Have Missed

by Lindsay Hutton

Outlets, stairs, and cleaners are no-brainers when it comes to babyproofing your home, but what about the not-so-obvious dangers in your household? This list highlights everyday items that can become threats to your child, and tips to keep your baby safe. For more tips, check out these essential babyproofing steps.

1 of 13

Windows and Screens

Do not place any furniture your child can climb on near windows, and install guards on windows to prevent it from opening more than a couple of inches. If a window needs to be opened for ventilation purposes, open it from the top. Window guards or a safety gate can also keep your child from falling through a screen or out an open window.

To prevent your child from getting cut from a broken window, apply transparent safety film to your window panes. It won't keep the glass from breaking, but it will keep it from shattering into jagged shards.

Next: Plastic Bags


You Can Do It! 5 Tips to Help Make Your Child Self-Sufficient
Follow these tips to help your child become more self-sufficient, and help him learn the skills he'll need to take care of himself.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

8 Freakishly Fun Halloween Games
This year, throw the best kid-friendly Halloween bash around! These 8 great Halloween party games for kids will get everyone in a spook-tacular mood.

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks