Babyproofing is a necessity, but it can be overwhelming if you’re not prepared. The first step to babyproofing the house is to follow your pediatrician’s advice on how soon they recommend babyproofing after your child’s birth. Most doctors suggest waiting until your child can roll over and hold their head up unassisted before getting started.

Safety First

The most important thing to remember during this process is that safety comes first.

Although it may seem like fun, avoid decorating with stickers or putting decals on cabinets and drawers. A safer alternative is using clear plastic contact paper.

Exhaustingly Fun

You’ve just had a baby, and you’re exhausted. The last thing you want to do is go around the house checking for sharp objects, chemicals, or other potential hazards that could harm your child. Expect that this is going to be a time-consuming process. After all, you are doing this for your little ones, so it’s probably going to be worth it.