Have you recently had a baby? Are you living in a rented apartment? Once you bring a child home to your apartment, you may all of a sudden be extremely aware of all the safety hazards that are present in the home. As your baby grows, they will become much more mobile and want to explore all that your apartment has to offer them. This means that they will be crawling on the floor and getting into anything they can reach. In order to prepare your apartments in Delray, FL to keep a baby safe, you'll want to follow these few baby proofing tips that are specialized for renters.
When you have loose and exposed wires, your child can easily reach for them, play with them, or even just lay on them without realizing it. Electrical wires can easily get wrapped around their limbs, resulting in strangulation or electrocution. You will want to fasten or secure any loose wires to walls or safely stow them under your apartment furniture.
Inspect for any easily accessible heat producing appliances or power tools. These will need to be safely secured or stowed away from children. You want to make sure that lamps are safely secured on the tops of tables and that their wires are not exposed. Children can easily pull unsecured lamps down onto themselves. Also, check that all of your kitchen appliances do not have any exposed or frayed wires.
Children love to explore, and they often start exploring through their sense of touch. The last thing you want your child to do is to stick their finger in an exposed outlet. This can quickly lead to electrocution, which could result in serious internal injuries. By covering wall outlets with simple outlet covers, you greatly reduce this from occurring.
Children will love to open and close your cabinet doors, so be sure that you invest in a few cabinet locks so that they can't access their contents. This is especially important for kitchen and bathroom items, as cleaning supplies, glassware, silverware, cosmetics, and other supplies can be toxic and dangerous for children.
Baby gates are a great investment for anyone renting an apartment, as you can easily adjust it to fit any opening and block your baby from going into other rooms. This is a great idea for parents who need to cook dinner, get work done, or simply want to restrict their baby from going down the hallway and out of sight.
When you bring a baby home to your apartment, you don’t want to have to worry about all the safety hazards in your home. Take the time to baby proof your apartment so that you can rest-assured that your baby will stay out of harm's way and away from any possible dangers. Our apartments in Delray, FL are great places to start a family, as they offer spacious rooms and layouts that are family-friendly. Contact us to schedule a tour and see for yourself today.