How to childproof your home
Childproofing by room
From around six months, your child will want to touch, feel and taste everything they can reach. Although they will soon learn about cause and effect, for now you can try to look ahead, spot likely hazards and control them. Supervising your child is the best way to prevent mishaps, but here's a list of steps you can take, room-by-room, to keep your baby safe as houses.
Bedroom: Fit a stair gate
Once your toddler is ready to crawl, a safety gate is a must-have if you live in a house with stairs.
Bathroom: Choose a bathing seat
Wet babies are surprisingly slippery. Use a bath seat to help you gently wash them. Never leave your baby or child unattended in the bath.
Kitchen: Banish bacteria
Help keep surfaces spick and span and free of germs, with handy antibacterial wipes.