Use the humble pool noodle to baby proof your home
Our darling son is a particularly active child (understatement :)) … so we baby proofed long before he took his first steps and I can honestly say that some simple hacks have saved us countless trips to emergency. I can’t tell you how many times he has tripped and run head first into all kinds of pointy furniture, attempted to slam doors on his fingers and do somersaults out of his cot.
If your little one is on the move and all you can see is potential disaster, don’t panic!
Basic baby proofing doesn’t take much effort and doesn’t have to be expensive. We used the humble pool noodle, yes, pool noodle, very effectively throughout our home. Just slice down the middle and stick onto wherever you want to create a bumper.
This post outlines just a few basic baby proofing hacks using pool noodles. There is a lot more to consider! Take a look around and consider every possible scenario… as your baby is likely to try every one of them! Consider baby gates, plug socket covers and all the things that can go wrong in a kitchen. Don’t panic, but take reasonable steps to baby proof. In time it will all just become part of normal everyday life.
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