Apartment Tips: How To Make Apartment Baby-Friendly

Posted by Staff Reporter (media@realtytoday.com) on May 09, 2016 10:24 PM EDT
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Having a new addition to the family but still living inside a rental home? Here are some few tips on how to make the apartment baby-friendly for your little bundle of joy.

Zillow recommended in giving attention to corral cords and cover plugs. Electrical cords can pose a safety hazard to children no matter what their age is. It is important to keep them tidy and out of reach. The curtain and blind cords should also be tied up and placed away from the floor so that the child won't get tangled in them. For electrical outlets, make sure to use plastic plug protectors to cover them up. Growing children like to explore so it is best to take precautions.

It is also suggested to lock the windows, doors and drawers. There are a lot of door and drawer child-safety locks which will not damage the rental property. It would be best to use these for knobs on doors that lead to the exterior areas, bathrooms, kitchens and other potentially dangerous areas of the house for the kids. Cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom should also be locked most especially the ones that contain cleaning materials as they can find these items and be exposed to harmful chemicals. Adding foam finger pinch protectors will also keep the kids from slamming their fingers in the cabinet doors. Windows that are at the kids' height may pose another hazard so do not place furniture near it.

Apartment Therapy also recommended in creating open spaces for the child to play around. For small apartments, positioning the furniture the right way is the key. Babies would need more space to learn how to crawl and walk so push the couch against the walls and removing the coffee table temporarily will also do the trick. 

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