Preparing your home for a newborn baby presents one set of challenges. Too many couples assume that having a baby proof home means they are ready for their children as they grow to be a toddler. Assumption is always dangerous. In this case a baby proof home is absolutely not prepared for a child beyond two years of age.
Children who can walk are usually called toddlers. Some of them are called rug rats and often that time in life is referred to as the terrible twos. Children between the ages of two and five can get into everything, and why not. Everything must seem new and exciting to a young child. This is their time to explore and learn.
What new parents need to understand is that toddlers are tactile. They learn by touching and putting things in their mouth. Even the smallest items in the deep pile of a carpet can be life threatening to a young child. A toddler can be fine, playing on the carpet, as happy as can be. The next moment they have put something from the carpet pile into their mouth. The range of possible tragic events that can follow are more than anyone wants to think about. Toddlers can, and will, get into almost anything. They will put anything small into their mouth.
Regardless of where you live everything imaginable must be put away, out of reach and out of sight. You should be aware that anything a toddler can move or pick up will be investigated. You need to put child proof locks or clasps on ever door, drawer and cabinet. Just as important is to have your carpets completely and professionally cleaned. In this area, carpet cleaning in Temecula can make your carpets safe and as toddler proof as possible.
Never underestimate what a toddler can get into. Toddlers have been known to climb out closed and loosely latched windows, often taking their stroller with them. What a shock for the parents when a neighbor calls’, advising the parents their child is happily walking down the middle of the neighborhood street.
You must be proactive and take nothing for granted. Even with cabinet doors latched or locked, dangerous chemicals and cleaners should not be stored in the home. You must be sure to check and recheck as much as you can. Waiting to be reactive can be fatal, and that is not an exaggeration. Keep your family safe and toddler proof your home as soon as possible.