Kitchen common sense
Fit floor height cupboards and drawers with childproof locks and latches to stop little fingers from getting trapped and to prevent any injuries whilst removing heavy items such as glass dishes or pans. But, keep in mind that closed doors and locked cupboards are be a huge source of frustration for your curious baby. Leave at least one cupboard accessible. Fill it with plastic containers of different shapes and sizes. There is scarcely anything more entertaining for a little explorer than emptying the entire contents on to the floor.
When cooking keep your child away from the oven door when it’s hot. Use the back rings of the hob or turn the saucepan handles away from you so that they can’t be pulled over by tiny hands. And always place hot drinks on surfaces where they can’t be reached and toppled.
Of course, it’s impossible to make your home completely accident proof, even with the most stringent of baby-proofing methods in place so be sure to keep a close eye on your little one on her adventures. Lucky for you she’s great fun to watch.