How to childproof your home

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How to childproof your home

Our step-by-step guide to making your home safe and secure for children to explore.

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How to childproof your home

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.

Childproofing by room


Install a baby monitor

A baby monitor is a simple device that gives you peace of mind when your little one is snoozing in a different room to you.

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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.

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Use a thermometer

Always run cold water into the bath before hot. Make sure you test the temperature with the inside of your wrist or a bath thermometer.

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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.

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Modify your cupboards

Cupboard latches are essential if you have floor-level doors and drawers, making it much harder for little ones to get into them.

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Banish bacteria

Help keep surfaces spick and span and free of germs, with handy antibacterial wipes.

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Living Room

Consider corner cushions

Eliminate the risks posed by sharp edges by fitting cushioned guards onto any corners in your living room.

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Put up a play pen

If you're working or cleaning in the same room as your baby, a play pen can help keep them safe and entertained.

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Something extra

A selection of products to help keep your child safe while at home.

Boots Socket Covers 12-pack

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Tippitoes Dream Wheels 2-in-1 Baby Walker

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Boots Door Stopper

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