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.
- 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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