It’s premiere week! This Friday, May 18th, CENTURY 21 will debut in the Hollywood film “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” The movie shows the humorous (and often embarrassing) side of parenthood. With that in mind, we couldn’t resist sharing some home baby proofing blunders.
Curling And Chords
Does your baby always want to be by your side? Even while you get ready in the bathroom? One mother shared with Baby Zone that while she was styling her hair with a curling iron, her daughter yanked the chord and the iron landed on her bare foot leaving quite a burn. Remember parents, even if the plug is high above the ground, your baby can still reach the dangling chord!
A Ride To The Door Frame
What little kid doesn’t love riding on an adult’s shoulders? One who gets their head bumped by the door frame perhaps? On Baby Zone, a mother shared their her father (her son’s grandfather) was giving her little boy a ride around the room when – bonk! – his head bumped into the door frame. Careful, Grandpa.
Peek-a-boo Out The Window
The website She Knows cautions parents against putting tall furniture right up against the window. Apparently babies love to climb and aren’t afraid to poke their adorable heads right out a window!
The Doctor Is In
Before baby you could leave anything you wanted on the bathroom counter – pill bottles, creams, sunscreen, soap – but now that your little one has arrived, don’t give them the chance to play pharmacist, advises the Safe Start Baby Blog. Be sure to put all medicines and toiletries away in a locked medicine cabinet or under the sink with a baby proofed handle and door.
While baby proofing your house, things like a baby gate, outlet covers, a toilet seat lock and cabinet locks may seem obvious, but what about securing your television? With one good tug from a baby arm, a flat panel TV can come tumbling down, says The Stir. “These flashing light machines are especially attractive to tiny people. And the bigger TV sets get, the more damage they can cause when they topple over.”
What was your biggest baby proofing blunder?