Before you had kids, you probably never once considered what an obstacle course of hidden dangers and hazardous materials your house was. One minute it’s just your house and the next it’s the Temple of Doom. But that comes with the territory when it comes to parenting – babies are born with an innate curiosity that tends to put them in harm’s way nearly every second of the day.
Whether it’s putting everything they find in their mouth, yanking on every cord or tablecloth they encounter or poking their fingers into those tiny slots in an electrical outlet, what we see as attempted self-destruction is just your baby figuring out how the world works.
So as a parent, it’s your job to defend them by securing your home as best you can. Here’s a room-by-room guide to keeping your baby safe.