Gear

Baby Proofing Products

by the editors of BabyTalk magazine


Baby Proofing Products

Baby gates, safety locks, and more baby safety products you need for baby proofing your home

Lower cabinet and drawer locks.

KidCo Swivel Cabinet and Drawer Lock from buybuybaby.com, $4.99

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Stove knob covers to prevent your baby from turning on a burner.

Safety 1st Clear View Stove Knob Covers – 5 pack from amazon.com, $8.99

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Oven lock.  

Safety 1st Oven Front Lock from babiesrus.com, $4.99

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Toilet lid locks.

Mommy’s Helper Toilet Seat Lid-Lok from amazon.com, $7.29

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Tub spout cover.

Skip Hop Moby Bath Spout Cover from target.com, $13.99

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Corner guards and edge bumpers for coffee tables and raised fireplace hearths.

Prince Lionheart Cushiony Corner Guards from buybuybaby.com, $7.99/4 pk

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Safety gates (the hardware-mounted style for the top and bottom of staircases).

KidCo Safety Gate from amazon.com, $53.44

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Railing netting or plastic guards (if you have an open railing).

10’ Rail Net Mesh Guard by Safety 1st from buybuybaby.com, $19.99

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Furniture straps, brackets, or other hardware that can be used to attach any heavy furniture to the wall.

KidCo Anti-Tip Furniture Strap from buybuybaby.com, $3.99

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Outlet plate covers (not the plugs, which come out too easily).

KidCo Home Safety Universal Outlet Covers from amazon.com, $8.95/3 pk

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Power strip covers.

Mommy’s Helper Power Strip Cover from walmart.com, $5.54

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Window blind cord wraps (or cut cords short, or replace them with shades).

Safety 1st Window Blind Cord Wind Ups from buybuybaby.com, $1.99

Recall Alert: All Roman shades and roll-up blinds have been recalled for repair. Read more here.

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Window guards (if your windows don’t lock securely).

Guardian Angel Child Safety Window Guard from onestepahead.com, $49.95-109.95

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Doorknob or lever-style handle covers for any off-limits areas.

KidCo Door Knob Lock from amazon.com, $10.95/2 pk

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Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors (one on each floor, near the bedrooms).

Kidde Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms from target.com, $30.99/2 pk

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Stuff You Don’t Need for Babyproofing

We can’t think of anything, because we don’t know where you live or how curious your child is. Maybe you live in a ranch and don’t have a staircase, which would negate your need for a gate.

Bottom line: Assess your needs and then implement them. And by all means, don’t take any notice of others who may wonder if you are overdoing it. When your baby is at this death-defying age, there is no such thing.

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