3 Ways to make your Flat Toddler Proof

by Shruti Sharma Content Curator

Parents need to be extra careful when setting up and preparing their space for its newest resident. Toddler-proofing your home is a must for child safety, but it can be a bit more of a challenge in an apartment, as in most cases landlords disapprove of changes made to the home, especially if it involves drilling new holes.

Below are a few tips that will ensure your resale flat in Mumbai is safe and healthy for the arrival of your little one:

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1. Corral Cords And Cover Plugs

Electrical cords pose a safety hazard to toddlers; therefore it becomes important they are kept out of reach. In addition to this, make sure curtain and blind cords are tied up high so that they are out of reach from your little one. In fact, it’s best to opt for cordless products when it comes to blinds.

For electrical outlets, though, instead of replacing sockets, make use of plastic plug protectors. If you have power strips, invest in covers for those too.

2. Lock Windows, Doors And Drawers

There are several options available for door and drawer child-safety locks that will keep your toddler away from trouble and at the same time cause no damage to your ready flat in Mumbai. These locks can be used for both lever and twist, on any doors leading to kitchens, bathrooms and any other potentially dangerous area in your apartment.

Moreover, ensure that the kitchen and cabinets in the bathroom (and the toilet itself) remain locked at all times. A helpful tip to implement would be to store items (especially ones containing dangerous chemicals) in upper level cabinets and drawers.

Windows, particularly the ones at a lower level, pose another hazard. To childproof this area, move furniture away from the windows and install locks for extra security. It is imperative that the windows are kept latched at all times.

3. Install gates

In an apartment, you may not be able to screw baby gates into the walls for the safety of your toddler. Gates that possess a pressurised mounting system can help overcome this issue. However, do take note that such gates should never be used at the top or bottom of stairways where uneven surfaces, railings and banister posts are present.

These precautions will help keep your child out of harm’s way. After all, a safe home is a happy home!

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