If you are a new or soon-to-be parent, there are many things you should consider doing when you have a child in the house... especially as he or she increases mobility. Here are just five of the simple things you should think about doing.
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Servicemagic.com Your home improvement connection Hi I'm David Lupberger with servicemagic.com. If you're getting ready to have a baby or you've got small children in the house, there are certain things you need to do to get your house childproofed. We're going to talk about five of these things today that you can do yourself. Install Cabinet Latches In most kitchens there is a variety of cleaners and solvents. You want to make sure that your children can't get to this. Here is a simple childproof latch. They can't get in but you can. Install Outlet Covers You also want to make sure that children can't stick anything into these electrical outlets. These are outlet covers purchased at any hardware store. Put that in and they are safe. Install Knob Covers For both basement and garage doors you want to make sure that the children can't fall down the stairs. Here is a simple door handle that really only an older person can use to open that door. Use this on garage and basement doors, it will make sure your children don't get in those rooms. Install Foam Covers This brick hearth has some sharp edges and if your child were to fall against this, this could really hurt them self. These foam corners have adhesive in place that go right on those corners and you can take these off as soon as your child gets a little older. Install Baby Gates This is a long way to fall and even further when you are an infant. This is the specific reason for baby gates. These baby gates go at top of the stairs, lock into place and it means no child can fall down those stairs. Here are just five things you can do to childproof your home. If you'd like more ideas or like some help with this, go to servicemagic.com for this or other home improvement projects.

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