New baby in the house? Get ready for some late-night wake-ups. Even if your baby sleeps soundly, you’ll probably wake up anyway and slink into his or her room, just to check if they’re still breathing. Don’t worry, it’s normal—it’s a sign of a good parent.
When he begins to crawl on his own, everything changes. Every room becomes a potential threat, and you enter the room before them, grabbing any possible choking hazard or skinned knee waiting to happen. As you’re consumed with the safety of your baby, friends may roll their eyes, thinking you’ve gone off the deep end.
But the joke’s on them, because you’re ahead of the game—always seven steps ahead of your toddler. Your imagination grows and grows as you imagine every possible negative outcome, and grows still as you imagine ways to avoid those outcomes.
But you have good reason. And it’s not ridiculous to be so cautious at this point in your child’s life. You definitely aren’t the first to be so cautious. Generations before you, parents obsessed over their children’s safety. Thankfully for you, some of those parents were inventive, and created ingenious products to avoid the very same horrific situations you find yourself envisioning.
Therefore, we present to you 15 products destined to make your baby’s life safer, and your life peaceful.
1. Safety 1st Cabinet and Drawer Latches
Cabinet and drawer latches allow older children to grab items from dressers but block access from younger children. They’re great for curious and wandering toddlers who share the house with older siblings. It’s cheap, easy to install and simple to use, and comes in packs of 7 to 14.
2. Mommy’s Helper Toilet Seat Lid-Lok
Dangers such as falling into the toilet is made impossible by this device. Furthermore, tiny fingers are protected from falling seats and lids, while your pipes are protected from a boisterous toddler’s attempts to throw toys or other available items into the pot. Simple to install and simple to remove, it’s easy for adults to open while keeping babies out.
3. Evenflo Home Décor Swing Gate
Crawling and toddling babies can be hard to look after if they’re given free reign of the household. That’s why a wooden gate is a great option to limit the range of a wandering toddler. This product is a great addition to the household, bringing peace of mind with it. It’s made with high-quality wood in dark and light finishes and can be opened using only one hand.
4. Poolguard GAPT-2 Outdoor Pool Gate Alarm
Having a swimming pool while having toddlers has never been safer. This Poolguard product is attached to the gate of a pool and notifies you when your roving child has entered the pool area without your permission. It allows adults to enter without sounding, but will not allow the gate to be left open behind them. If a child opens the gate, the alarm sounds in 7 seconds.
5. Mommy’s Helper Tip Resistant Furniture Safety Brackets
Is your toddler learning to climb? Never fear! These safety brackets prevent furniture from being tipped over by a wayward climber. They strap firmly to the wall and are easily detachable when cleaning. With these brackets, you’ll never worry about your little one.
6. KidCo Foam Corner Protectors
Coffee tables, night stands, dining room tables—all can pose potential danger to your young one’s head. Kidco’s Foam Corner Protectors come in a myriad of colors, and help protect your kid from hazardous corners as he grows and roams about the house. They’re soft, easy to use, and fit most table corners.
7. KidCo Universal Outlet Covers
Never fear a potential shock to your child ever again. Kidco’s Universal Outlet Covers protect children whose roaming fingers find themselves near your outlets. You can safely plug in your devices, knowing that the cover will automatically recover the outlet when you’re finished.
8. Skip Hop Bath Spout Cover
This fun animal-shaped product protects your baby’s noggin from accidentally hitting the tub spout. It’s light-hearted and makes bath time a more pleasurable experience for both child and parent. It’s made of soft yet durable plastic and is easily adjustable.
9. KidCo Door Knob Lock
Keep nomadic children from entering certain rooms or closets with Kidco’s Door Knob Lock. It can also help prevent a young child from entering the bathroom while the tub is being filled. It’s easily installed and is perfect for round knobs.
10. Safety 1st Clear View Stove Knob Covers
Never fear a kitchen accident ever again with these stove knob covers. Not even gas leaks can occur with these handy products. This product is made with a universal design that will fit most any stove knob, and its clear design allows it to blend into any style of kitchen furniture. It’s easy to install and easy to remove.
11. One Step Ahead Secure Transitions Inflatable Baby Tub
If your child has outgrown an infant tub, but is as yet still too small for the full-size tub, then this product is for you. One Step Ahead’s Secure Transitions Inflatable Baby Tub allows a baby enough room to play while disallowing any sliding from occurring. It’s gender neutral, soft, and includes a headrest to allow for easy shampooing.
12. Safety 1st Small Object Choking Tester
Unsure about whether an object is safe for baby to play with? Then this product is for you. The Small Object Choking Tester allows you gauge the potential hazard of any item. It’s designed to allow you to test if an object is safe for children under 3 years of age.
13. Guardian Angel Child Safety Window Guard
If your child’s playroom includes a low window, then never fear a potential fall ever again. This product can be removed in the case of a fire, is made with steel bars, is easily mountable, and is available in multiple sizes to accommodate different types of windows.
14. BreathableBaby Breathable Mesh Crib Liner
Breathable Baby Breathable Mesh Crib Liner makes it harder for to attempt to climb out of the crib and reduces the risk of suffocation or entanglement posed by some other, older models of crib liners. It’s soft, is adjustable, comes in a myriad of colors to match any bedding set, and collapses to prevent climbing.
15. Tub Tattoos by SlipX Solutions
Slips in the bathtub can be avoided thanks to SlipX Solutions’ Tub Tattoos. Available in designs such as monkeys, clownfish, turtles, and flamingos, Tub Tattoos are a fun way to make bath time that much safer for your little one. It offers easy installation and has reliable grip.