How To Baby Proof the Office

How To Baby Proof the Office by Magical Mama Blog

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How To Baby Proof the Office

Print out my Baby Proofing Checklist for later!

  • Secure Bookshelves & Large Furniture

Grab some furniture straps to attach bookshelves, storage pieces, desks, or any other big furniture that can be tipped.

Even if you don’t think they would be physically able to climb it, they can make drawers into stairs and their little hands are like suction cups…they can climb anything they put their minds to.

  • Outlets

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For any empty outlets, grab some plug fillers and close them up.  For outlets that are being used, grab a sliding outlet or cord covers to protect little ones from electrical disasters!

  • Cords & Wires

Make sure there are no loose cords or wires for any devices laying around.  If a cord must run on the ground, get a cord cover that can be walked on that won’t become a tripping hazard.

  • Window Coverings

Make sure drapes and curtains are attached to a strong curtain rod or are on a light tension rod.  If your kid can reach it, they can hang from it with their dead weight.

Consider tossing long curtains up over the rod for a few months.

Any cords from blinds should be wrapped up in a cord winder or on an anchor attached to the wall so little ones cannot strangle themselves.

  • Rugs

If you have any rugs on hard surface flooring, add some gripping material underneath them to keep them from becoming a slippery trap.

If you have a thicker rug, add corner guards to keep the corners from curling up and becoming a trip hazard.

  • Lock up Sharp Objects

Get those staplers, scissors, etc. into a locked drawer or in a closet.

  • Put away important papers

If your office contains important work papers or documents like bills, passports, birth certificates, medical records, etc., get them into filing storage bins or cabinets.

Consider putting passports, birth certificates, social security cards, house deeds and legal documents into a locked fireproof box so your life-altering papers are safe no matter what happens to your home.

  • Unplug Shredder

If you have a paper shredder, keep it unplugged unless you are presently using it.  You don’t want any little fingers, clothes, hair, toys, or important documents getting into there.

  • Heavy Books

Place large books and other heavy items on the bottom shelf so that if they are pulled down ,they are not falling on top of your kiddo.

  • Pad sharp edges or corners

If you have a fancy, sharp desk or other furniture, grab some edge and corner padding to keep little noggins safe.

  • Door Knobs

If you have a hoarding closet, or sharp craft supplies in a closet, add a door knob cover so that your little one doesn’t discover how to open doors only to have things fall onto them or into their easy reach.

  • Door Stoppers

If you have those older metal springs attached to your door or baseboards, they usually contain a little rubber stopper at the end to protect the door or wall.  If you grab it, it usually pops right off and is a choking hazard.

Get some hinge door stoppers instead.  Not only do they keep your little ones and your walls safe, they take away that sight sore of a spring!

  • Poison Control

    (800) 222 – 1222

    Please take one minute to program the number for poison control into your phone!  You don’t want to be looking for the number during an emergency!They are available 24 hours a day every single day!  You could save yourself an expensive trip to an emergency room on a holiday if you have this number handy!

  • Gun Safety

    If there are any guns or ammo in your home, take the steps to get them locked up!  Do not let your child become a statistic!”Accidental gun deaths occur mainly in those under 25 years old. In 2014, 2,549 children (age 0-19) died by gunshot and an additional 13,576 were injured.”

    “In the United States, over 1.69 million kids age 18 and under are living in households with loaded and unlocked firearms, setting the scene for possible tragedy if firearms are not locked and stored properly.”

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Print out my Baby Proofing Checklist for later!

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  1. Some really handy tips in this post! It’s so easy to forget how many things need baby proofing! I seem to have a lot less jewellery these days as it makes it into my daughter’s room… I need to tween-proof my house now! Sim x

    1. Oh dear! Once they’re on the move, there’s really no stopping them!
      Thanks for dropping by, Sim!

  2. I like the idea of a lock on the door to keep the kids out!! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

  3. These are really good tips, my little one is only 4 months at the moment but I’m sure it won’t be too long before he is on the move so will be taking note on what changes we will need to make. #TheListLinky

    1. Those months creep by quickly and they can start getting into sticky situations quickly! Best of luck on your little growing man staying out of trouble!
      Thanks for stopping by, Denise!

  4. These are some great pointers! I really need to find a space for a desk as the sofa just doesnt cut it!
    Thanks for joining us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

    1. Thank you! Hope you’re able to define a work space for yourself soon! My sofa is my weekend work space right now as well!
      Thank you for dropping by! See you next week!

    1. My little one almost took her noggin out on the bathtub. I realized very quickly that even if they may not pose a slipping/tripping hazard to adults, they can to little bitty ones.
      Thanks for stopping by, Sarah!

    1. That always seems to be a room people forget about, but with important documents, electronics, shredders, scissors, and other random junk, it can be pretty dangerous if the door is left open.
      Thanks for stopping by, Su!

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