However close an eye you keep on your little one, accidents in the home do happen. While wrapping them up in cotton wool or locking them in a padded room are hardly sensible options, anyone will tell you that you do need to babyproof certain areas of your home. Here at Daisy Baby, we’ve recently added a range of safety products for your home in order to minimise the chances of any little mishaps.
Firstly, from Prince Lionheart, we have their fantastic Table Edge Guard and Fireplace Guard. I lose track of the amount of times that I painfully catch my hip on the corner of a table, so I dread to think what might happen if a young child runs into a corner or edge that’s at head height. The Table Edge Guard consists of one long strip of foam (Ideal for circular tables) as well as four corner guards, so you can cut it to fit any table.
The Fireplace Guard is designed to fit the edges of any hard fireplace surround, especially those made from marble. If your child was to fall and catch their head or face on the edge of these, it could be a fairly serious injury. Each of the guards are made from thick, high-quality foam that cushions any hard edges or corners. They’re also incredibly easy to remove once your baby or toddler gets a little older, without ruining the furniture that they’re stuck to.
However your home is laid out, and even if you don’t have stairs, a safety gate is an essential item for any parents. The Hauck Squeeze Handle Metal Safety Gate is incredibly convenient as it doesn’t need to be screwed into your walls. This means you can easily move it from room to room as it’s needed. For example, put it at the top of the stairs when your toddler has gone to sleep to stop any night-time wanderings, then move it to the kitchen door while cooking to prevent any mishaps with pots and pans while still being able to keep an eye on them. If that wasn’t enough, you can even open and close the lock with one hand, but this doesn’t mean that it is any less secure.
All of our baby and toddler safety accessories are available over in the Daisy Baby store right now. We’ll be adding to them all the time, but be sure to let us know if there’s a particular item that you’re trying to get hold of. In fact, let us know your essential babyproofing items. You can leave a comment below or chat to us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. We’d love to see the general consensus among parents, and we’re sure that it will really help any mums and dads-to-be out there!