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An Essential Checklist for Baby-Proofing Your House

by Real Estate With Maghielse & Company, LLC 06/09/2019

If you are going to keep your infants safe in your home, then it is crucial that you baby proof your home. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention report home accidents as the leading cause of infant deaths around the country. As soon as your baby starts crawling, then the likelihood of getting into an accident just shot up. Let this checklist serve as a guide as you make your home conducive and safe for your little infant.

  • Cover the edges of your furniture and fittings with safety padding.
  • Use childproof latches to secure any cabinets, shelves, drawers, or cupboards that are accessible to the baby; especially the bottom ones.
  • Remember to unplug all unused electrical appliances. The electrical cords can become a strangulation hazard in the hands of an 11-month-old.
  • Remove all poisonous plants and shrubbery out of the reach of your baby. Crawling infants have been known to attempt chewing on potted plants in the living area.
  • Always keep small toys and moving parts out of the reach of the baby, they might end up becoming a choking hazard.
  • Don't place your baby in a freshly painted nursery or crib to avoid exposing them to potentially deadly toxicants in the air. Complete all painting and wallpapering at least two months before the baby's arrival.
  • Use leather straps to hold TVs, bookshelves, mirrors, and dressers in place to avoid your crawling infant crashing into them.
  • Move cleaning supplies, detergents, chemicals from the lower cabinet levels to the higher ones. Also, remember to keep all medicines and drugs safely out of the reach of your infants. Securely lock the liquor cabinet from the baby as alcohol is quite poisonous in infants.
  • Make sure that you have a thick piece of rug in the baby's nursery to cushion the effects of any falls. The baby's high chair should also be sturdy enough to carry the weight of the baby without tipping over.
  • Get a safety gate and mount at the doorways of rooms that are out of bounds to the baby. You could also place them at entrances leading to the staircases or use stair gates where necessary. 

If you want to learn more about baby proofing your home, get an essential childproofing safety kit from the nearest superstore to you. If your home doesn’t have the perfect nursery, reach out to your real estate professional to see if a home near you does.

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Having been a Real Estate agent for over 30 years now, I have helped literally thousands of families buy, sell and accomplish their Real Estate goals. Both my husband/partner and I grew up in Kent County, so we know the cities and their neighborhoods like the back of our hands.

I also have a strong eye for finding opportunities in the market and this, coupled with my knowledge of market trends and changes in the Real Estate industry, has led to a strong sales history of customer service that is reflected in the confidence and trust my clients have in me.

For over 15 years I have been in the top 1% of all Realtors on the Greater Grand Rapids Board of Realtors, a record of success very few Realtors can lay claim to. While it is essential to be sales driven, it is also critical to balance this by fostering a professional relationship built on trust and understanding with my clients because our end goal is always client satisfaction. You can see this reflected in the countless testimonials we have received from our clients. Stop by our office and ask to review them at any time, or for a smaller sample, visit our YouTube channel at:

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One of the unique advantages and key elements to our success, is the team we have built here at Maghielse and Company. Working with us on the sale or purchase of your home, you have the advantage of a team with a broad array of talents supporting you in almost any situation and you should never experience that neglected feeling that can occur working with a single agent. I make it my business to exceed my clients expectations and I don’t rest until they have found a great new Home, or sold their current property and are beyond satisfied with the results.