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Baby Safety: Holiday Kitchen Hazards – #Safety1st Giveaway

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This holiday season we will be doing a lot of cooking and baking in our kitchen.

Let’s start with the stove. The knobs and buttons on the stove are something that for some reason children always gravitate to. You’ll want to make sure you have knob covers for the stove to keep kids from turning the stove on or off when you are cooking.  Since we just moved from Oregon to California we have been busy trying to baby proof our new home. Having a gas oven now I really wanted to be sure our stove is safe with our baby roaming now.

Other Safety Tips: 

  • You also do not want to hang anything on the oven door. A young child may try to use a dishtowel to stand up and it could open the stove door and come crashing onto the child. A stove lock can also help avoid this hazard.
  • Finally, when you’re cooking you’ll likely be in and out of the fridge, and your toddler might try to do that same. To help avoid this you can use a fridge lock. The lock goes on and makes it difficult for your child to open it, but not difficult for you.

These tools will help make the kitchen safer, but remember nothing can take place of keeping an eye on your child. When spending time with family and friends during the holidays, have someone else take a turn watching your little one in a different room.

Here is a video to learn more:

There are a number of must have baby proofing products from Safety 1st that are a must have this holiday season.


Nov giveaway bundle imageSafeguarding the Kitchen Reader Giveaway:

  • Décor Double Door Slide Lock – 2 Pack
  • Décor Oven Door Lock
  • Décor Stove Knob Covers
  • Décor -Multi-Purpose Appliance Lock 2-Pack

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I am a compensated Safety 1st brand ambassador all opinions expressed herein are of the author. 


  1. jennifer on December 21, 2013 at 10:42 am

    We are also in the process of baby proofing- thanks for the helpful post!

  2. Breanne on December 6, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Keep a baby gate up

  3. Brittney House on December 6, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I keep locks on the cabinets.

  4. tina reynolds on December 6, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    anything dangerous is out of reach and cabinets have locks on them along with covers on stove knobs need a fridge and microwave lock

  5. Tamar on December 6, 2013 at 7:42 am

    I usually put the baby in the highchair which makes her not want to touch anything.

  6. Kenny Hall on December 5, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Cabinet locks!

  7. jennifer on December 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Where we have cabinets close enough together, I use hair ties to keep them shut so that he cannot get into them. We also keep everything potentially dangerous far out of reach!!!

  8. Jonathan Baker on December 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

    We use a fridge lock and keep anything sharp way up high.

  9. lisa kay on December 4, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Right Now I just make sure the babies are being held when in the kitchen at my house.
    I need ALL of these items to make My Kitchen safe!

  10. Katie on December 3, 2013 at 5:56 am

    I am pregnant with my first we are not baby proof yet. We are definitely already looking at baby locks on all of the base cabinets and drawers.

  11. Rosanne on December 2, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Cabinets locked and dangerous things put up high

  12. Jessica w on December 2, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    we add outlet covers, keep knives safely away, and make sure to keep the doors latched

  13. Susan Christy on December 2, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Baby gate, cabinet locks, nothing dangerous within reach.

  14. Patricia Wojnar Crowley on December 2, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I keep locks on the bottom cabinets, fridge,, and oven!

  15. Stacey B on December 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    We keep a gate up at the kitchen entry way – and a cabinet lock on the cabinet with the cleaners.

  16. Kristie on December 2, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I used to put the baby gate up so they couldn’t get to the kitchen and get hurt….we also have stairs they could fall down from our kitchen. :-/

  17. Cynthia R on December 2, 2013 at 8:59 am

    cleaners are not in a drawer, they are actually high up in the pantry closet.

  18. Vunda V on December 2, 2013 at 8:51 am

    my sister in law is in the process of baby proofing so we need all the help we can find!

  19. Mara Yager on December 2, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Lots of drawer stoppers, and we use the cabinets that are taller than our son! TY!

  20. Nici r on December 1, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    We keep knives out of drawers now that my son can open drawers. Everything sharp or glass goes up high