How are people making their homes safer for their little ones? Looking for ideas!

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Missy - posted on 01/20/2014

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I am super excited that I started using safer home products with no toxins or chemicals. Switched my laundry detergent, hand soaps, dish soap, cleaning products, shampoo condition, body wash, toothpaste, etc. Even my kids are enjoying the products. Better quality, great value and saving me money. I even started getting wellness products like vitamins and healthy snacks etc. I would love to share with everyone. Just switched stores for things I already bought.

Amber - posted on 04/01/2010

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I have gates up for specfic areas and locks on the cupboards. Have the computer blocked. My 17month old is inti everything, So am extra cautious about covering up outlets. And the lastest fear in the locks on the door she is getting talk enoujgh and has figured how to twist the door handles. The stove is another danger area so would block the whole kitchen with a gate if i where you :)

Rebecca - posted on 04/01/2010

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I started trying to child proof my house and in the end I had to change that much about my house that my husband and I couldn't cope with it, all the locks and gates, too much. Now I have house proofed the child, it takes a little more effort but now he knows what he can and can't do around the house and the good thing about it is that he is less likely to get into any trouble at anyone elses house.

Meghan - posted on 03/30/2010

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I use babygates! One for the kitchen and one for the stairs. We have french doors so we have to lock them all to keep my boy out of the bedrooms and bathrooms But I do agree with Elysia, they have to (and will learn) not to touch stuff. As far as the annoying things they get into (water cooler, cd's/dvd's) keep them out of reach-out of mind out of sight

Shanon - posted on 03/30/2010

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Thanks guys! We do have a hard time getting my 3 year old to NOT climb or jump from pieces of furniture. I just feel like I am constantly on her telling her no all of the time. Are you having the same problem? We removed the child proofing stuff when she was 18 months. And I started using cleaning products without chemicals! In fact, I have completely converted my home to safer products and that has made a difference. She just stopped wanting to touch them once I switched and didn't yell if she opened the cupboard! lol The green products are great though, I know someone who's son actually drank some of the furniture polish I use, with absolutely no issues- docs checked! CRAZY!

Elysia - posted on 03/30/2010

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I havent done a great deal as i believe children need to learn not to touch. its no good moving everything in your house out of reach then going to visit a friend and them being in everything. But i have done a few things to protect my son
we have a 2 story townhouse so we have a gate at the stairs
plugs in the power points
try to use power points that r hidden from reach
and now that he has learnt to open cupboards and draws i will b putting locks on the dangerous ones ie under the sink and the draws with knives etc
i also keep my laundry and toilet doors closed
i ensure all doors to the outside of the house are closed and locked, u never know when they will learn :)
but other than that other things like picture frames etc he is being taught not to touch he is now 1 and doing quiet well, still likes to try at times but usually only takes a stern no now and he finds somthing else he can play with.
hope this helps you out

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depends on what age they are. I have a 3yr old who climbs anything and i svery good at it so she now gets things for her younger brother. so it is very hard to make my home safe as she can also undo most of the locks and things you can get for cupbaords. So i have to be veery vigilant and just keep an eye on them at all times!

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