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Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Health & Beauty, How To | 0 comments

The Ultimate Baby-Proofing Checklist

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Baby-proofing items were invented for a reason. It’s thrilling to watch your little one crawl across the floor; not so much when he heads for the electrical outlet. Ditto the oven and the curtain drawstrings. Yeesh!

Face reality: Try or wish as we parents might, it’s just not possible to watch our kids every single second. We have cooking and cleaning to do. They might wake up before we do. And hey, sometimes we need a potty break! When kids get to the crawling, standing and creeping stages, you have no choice but to start baby-proofing your home. 

The good news: Fixes can be pretty cheap. For under $5 you can buy a door knob guard at Kohls, or an electrical cord-shortener at Bed Bath and Beyond.

Order online: Spare yourself time and tantrums in the aisles and use the Internet. When you order several baby-proofing items at once, it’s easy to reach a minimum free-shipping threshold, or just order online and pick up at the store. Use a coupon code for extra savings.

Want more baby-proofing essentials to safeguard your little one? Read on.

This article first appeared on Money Crashers.

When my son was a baby, I worried that he seemed to be taking a long time to start crawling. “Don’t worry,” fellow parent friends told me. “Soon enough, he’ll be crawling all over the place, and then you’ll have bigger things to worry about.” Sure enough, they were right…

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