How to Make the House Baby-Safe


Whether you are expecting your own little one soon, or just expecting little ones to visit over the holidays, it's important to make sure your home is baby-proofed. John Elliott Interiors is the best interior design company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are bringing you the important tips you need to make sure your design is ready to keep little ones safe. Keep reading to learn more!

Consider Fall Hazards

Children, especially toddlers, are notoriously clumsy and tend to trip and fall very easily. To help keep the kiddos safe over the holidays, make sure to use strong childproof gates at the top and bottom of staircases. There are numerous gate styles to choose from, so you can match the design style and color to your décor and make it look seamless rather than an eyesore.

Place edge and corner bumpers on furniture so trips and falls don't cause serious damage to baby's head. These devices can change the look of your design somewhat, but you can also help lessen the effect by choosing clear bumpers. Your coffee table can still look classy, and more importantly, the kiddos will be more protected from head injuries in case of a fall.

Lock Up Harmful Materials

Babies are naturally curious as they learn about the world for the first time. Help keep them safe from heavy objects and toxic chemicals by putting locks on cabinets. There are numerous styles of locks to choose from, including types that can be hidden inside the cabinets. These won't inhibit the design of your kitchen or bathroom, so you can have a clean and sleek look while still keeping your little one safe.

Keep medicines and poisonous chemicals in a secure, locked location. As your child watches you opening the cabinets, they may figure out how to get into them. For an extra precaution, keep these more dangerous items locked away with a key or combination. 

Prevent Electrical Shock

One of the simplest updates you can make to your home to make it safer for a small child is to install outlet covers in every outlet throughout the house. Use clear covers for a less conspicuous look that will blend with any décor you have. 

Keep hair dryers, curling irons, and other hot tools unplugged and out of reach to help prevent electrocution. Store them in an attractive crate or basket that matches the rest of the décor in your bathroom to enhance the look of your design rather than detracting from it. 

Best Designers at the Lake of the Ozarks

John Elliott Interiors has the best designers to help you with your Lake of the Ozarks home interior design. Give us a call to update your design to be more baby friendly or to design the perfect nursery to welcome your new little one home. We are here for you to help make your home the beautiful space you've always imagined!

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

2265 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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