Having a baby for the first time is super exciting. There is nothing like the anticipation of a baby’s arrival, especially when it comes to planning their nursery. Picking out furniture, choosing a color scheme, and pre-washing all of those adorable onesies can make anyone tap into their maternal or fraternal instincts.
The next step after preparing the nursery is to baby proof the house. Yes, you can hire a professional if you want, but in my opinion it is completely unnecessary. Just a little common sense is all you need. I actually got on my hands and knees and crawled around my house as if to “see” the world from a baby’s perspective. There are obvious things you can do like cover outlets, hide sharp objects and move cleaning supplies out of baby’s reach.
But here is something you may have never thought about…
When we had our first daughter, we lived in an apartment, and of course we were tight on space. The only place we could fit her crib was against the wall adjacent to the window. Thank goodness I read my pregnancy and baby books because I learned a scary fact. Most people would not think of window treatments as being dangerous, but they are in fact extremely dangerous. Blind cords have been linked to deaths in children.
I’m not exactly sure of the numbers, but even just one death was enough to open my eyes. Some children were found strangled by the cords when their parents checked on them. You see, as soon as your baby can move around in his crib anything within his grasp is fair game. You don’t really think of these things when your baby is an infant because they don’t move around that much, but trust me, that time when they wiggle and scoot comes upon quickly.
Take all the precautions you can and wind up those cords. Do your research too and read up on infant/toddler safety!
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