Is Your New Home Ready for Your New Baby?


You and your spouse are expecting a baby and you just purchased a new home, one big enough for a growing family. Furnishing a new house is exciting, but keep in mind that you are entering new territory. Having a baby is a life-changing event, and making sure your new home is ready for your bundle of joy is a serious undertaking.

You may be thinking that you have a few months to worry about babyproofing, but believe us, once the baby comes, you will be too tired and overwhelmed to tackle this project. Taking care of a newborn is a 24-hour-a-day job, a fact acknowledged by every parent we know. So, now is the perfect time to get started!

Our homes are our source of comfort, but safety hazards lurk everywhere. Children can get into dangerous situations that new parents cannot even begin to imagine. They explore, they climb, they pull on things; it’s all part of the learning process. The trick is to make learning about their environment safe for infants, toddlers and school-aged children by moving temptations and risky items out of the way, installing locks where required, and never taking your eyes off your child around water and other potential perils.

We all know that we should keep small items away from babies and young children to prevent choking, but have you thought about the dangers posed by bigger objects? Have you considered the need to keep furniture from falling on children? This may seem far-fetched, but it does happen, and more often than we would like to think. A few anchors and screws can keep your little explorer safe. Check out the infographic below, entitled A Guide to Babyproofing Your New Home, for these and other common-sense babyproofing tips.



A Guide to Babyproofing Your New Home from Goldbar Real Estate

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