The Complete Baby Proofing Checklist


Living Room, Bedroom and Around the Home

☐   Install gates at the top and bottom of all stairs

☐   Cover all sharp furniture edges and corners with bumpers or guards or safety padding

☐   Block all electrical outlets with furniture or use safety plugs

☐   Move all electrical cords behind furniture

☐   Block access to fireplaces and radiators with screens or gates

☐   Install window locks or safety guards on all windows that are accessible to babies.  Be mindful some windows might be accessible because of the way furniture is arranged. 

☐   Tie up any blind cords that are within baby’s reach

☐   Anchor TVs, bookshelves, dressers and any furniture that can tip

☐   Ensure items like throw blankets, curtains, blinds and home décor are out of reach and cannot be pulled into the crib or playpen


The Kitchen

☐   Latch close any cabinets or drawers within baby’s reach

☐   If stove and oven knobs are located along the front of the appliance, install covers to prevent baby from accidentally turning on the stove or oven

☐   Ensure any small appliances and knife blocks are out of reach

☐   Unplug small appliances when not in use

☐   Leave hot pots and pans on the back burners, if using the front burners, always turn handles toward the back of the stove


The Bathroom

☐   Latch close any cabinets or drawers within baby’s reach

☐   Latch close the toilet cover to prevent drowning

☐   Store any medication out of baby’s reach

☐   Get a non-slip bathmat for the tub and the floor



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