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Cruiser Edition

For those who haven’t read our Infant/Toddler Babyproofing Edition, our babyproofing guide is here to make the all too important process quick and easy.

Because each stage of development presents its unique challenges and risks, we are breaking down each development stage into its own edition. This edition will cover the babyproofing needs of Cruisers: Curiosities Poster Child.

Windows

Realizing they aren’t capable of flying is not a lesson we want our children to learn on their own. As we just mentioned, unapologetic curiosity is baby’s main source of fuel at this age. With an entire world to explore, windows are a curiosity magnet. In fact, around 3,300 children between the ages of 0-4 fall from windows each year.

In order to find that perfect balance between encouraging curiosity and protecting them from it, we will discuss the correct measures to take when babyproofing your window

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Window Guards

Baby jail vibes aside, window guards are the perfect choice for keeping your baby safe, and home cool, during the hot summer months. Using a sliding, telescoping bar, these guards are capable of fitting all common window widths. The Guardian Angel Window Guard is the choice among most parents.

Use For:

  • Casement Windows
  • Slider Windows
  • Single and Double Hung Windows
  • Awning Windows

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Window Stops

If you are one who seeks discreteness when babyproofing your home, windows stops may be your answer. Acting as a wedge, windows stops prevent your windows from fully opening. Although discrete and extremely easy to install/uninstall, these stops are not designed for those who enjoy keeping their windows open.

Use For:

  • Single & Double Hung Windows
  • Sliding Windows

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Window Films

Not only does your child believe he or she possesses the ability to fly, he or she also believes they are invincible. That being said, it’s crucial to prepare for the moment broken glass inevitably find its way into your child’s life.

While a window film doesn’t actually prevent your window from shattering, it does contain the evil little shards. Many of the parent on our team have expressed their regret in not installing these sooner.

Use For:

  • Any Window

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Bathroom Safety

When babyproofing their homes, many first time parents are unpleasantly surprised by the sheer number of hazards a bathroom presents.

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Doorknobs

The best way to prevent your cruiser from exposing themselves the bathroom gauntlet is to prevent them from ever entering. Adorn your knobs with child proof covers. These covers, available for both round and lever-style, require strength and coordination only possessed by adults.
Note: Install these on both the outside and inside of your doors. Things get dicey when your child ends up locking you out. I don’t know this from personal experience. ????

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Toilet

The bathtub isn’t the only drowning threat your bathroom poses. Make sure to install toilet seat locks on all of your home’s toilets. Cheap and easy to install, most of today’s toilet locks reset themselves as the seat is being lowered.

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Tub Spout & Water Temperature

First things first, set your water heater to a maximum of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is comfortable enough for a hot shower, yet not scalding for your child. Once you have set your temp, install a spout cover. Your child’s head has the potential to develop a close relationship with your tub’s spout.

If you are feeling extra cautious, you can purchase spout covers with the ability to read, and display, the water’s temperature.

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Medicine & Toiletries

All medicine and toiletries should be stored out of reach of your child. In the case that your child trespasses on one of these cabinets or drawers, install the cabinet and drawer locks we mentioned in our previous post.
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