Have you made your home safe enough for your baby --Part 2
March 12, 2014
Door safety is another important challenge. The closing of the door by a toddler usually ends in the door landing over the little fingers. I have inserted door mouse at the sides of all the internal doors. This prevents the door from shutting. These door mouse are not heavy on pocket, they are priced between Rs.100-200. Many toddler safety products are worth the purchase. Do not leave the bath room door open for any reason. Children always waited for a chance. Leaving the bath room doors open can be tolerated to certain extent as long as you do not leave water in the bucket.
If your toddler learns to play with the door locking latches, then teach him/her the concept of latch-open and latch-lock. This will definitely come handy one fine day, I mean one naughty day. For the refrigerator door open-close game of children, I thought locking the door with the refrigerator key was the only solution. One fine day they themselves stuck some paper pieces on the refrigerator door handle. This gave me an idea of sticking those magnetic cartoon stickers. It draws all attention and reduced the door open-close game.
If you are the sole caretaker of your baby at home, then make sure the door lock of your home is always present with your hubby out of your home at all and any point of time. This will make the access into your home easy if at all you are locked in your bathroom or bed room by your toddler. There are so many aspects to think of, heat safety, fire safety, furniture safety, stair case safety, toys safety, accessories/stationeries safety, medicine safety.
Every passing minute involves lot of responsibilities, safety and caring for the child. Time teaches both the child and the care-taker everything.