Posted: May 02, 2023Categories: Home Safety, Childproofing, Parenting
It is amazing to watch your child grow from baby to crawler to toddler! As your child becomes mobile it's important to create an environment in which they can safely explore. Baby gates, along with adult supervision, are essential for preventing accidents and helping to keep your child out of harm's way.
With so many different types of baby gates, it can be challenging to know which one to choose. In this blog post, we'll share tips and tricks for choosing the right type of gate and installing it correctly.
Posted: April 02, 2023Categories: Childproofing, Parenting, Bathroom
When it comes to baby proofing your home, one area that often gets overlooked is the bathroom. With hard floors, slippery areas, sharp edges, access to hot water and more, the bathroom can be a rather hazardous place for small children and babies.
So, what can you do to make sure your bathroom is best prepared for your little one? Here are some tips for baby proofing your bathroom:
Posted: December 08, 2022Categories: Home Safety, Childproofing, Seasonal, Parenting
The start of a new year is a great time to take stock of your home, you might even feel inspired to tick through your “fix-it” list, rearrange furniture or update your décor.
As you review your home’s repair and aesthetic needs, we recommend that you review your childproofing efforts as well. Performing regular childproofing check ups throughout the year is important as your little one moves through their developmental stages - from baby, to crawler, to toddler.
Posted: November 01, 2022Categories: Home Safety, Childproofing, Seasonal
‘Tis the season for sparkling lights, cozy fires and delicious treats. It’s the time of year for your little one to experience the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of holidays - perhaps for the very first time! This month we share some tips to help make your home safer for those “tiny tots with their eyes all aglow” as you celebrate this winter.
Posted: October 17, 2022Categories: Home Safety, Childproofing, Parenting, Caregiving
Has the time come to hire a full-time nanny so you can return to work or do you simply need a babysitter for the occasional day of errands or date night?
Either way, it is imperative to help your new caregiver get started on the right foot to ensure a successful, long-term relationship. Entrusting your child to a new caregiver can be a nerve-wracking experience, but there are ways to ease the transition and ensure a positive experience for everyone.
Posted: March 09, 2022Categories: Home Safety, Childproofing, Parenting, Growing up
Whether your child moves around in their sleep or stays in one position all night, bed rails are important for added bedroom and sleep safety. Installing bed rails on your little one's bed will provide an extra safety barrier that will help both you and your child sleep peacefully at night.
Here are a few benefits of bed rails that will help you and your toddler have a good night's sleep:
Fall prevention: While children are transitioning into different bed types, bed rails provide a safety barrier to help avoid potentially dangerous falls while sleeping as they get used to their new sleeping environment.
Security & Comfort: A large benefit of bed rails is the feeling of safety and comfort. They offer reliability by acting as a wall, similar to your little one's experience sleeping in a crib. This can be important for children and their families, as they can sleep better at night knowing that their loved ones are safer and more comfortable in their new bed.
Wondering which Dreambaby® bed rail is best for your home?
Explore our bed rail options below, the ideal bed rail will depend on your bed and preferences!
Posted: February 01, 2022
Every parent understands that parenthood is a juggling act. Between mealtime, playtime and everything else in between, safety proofing can sometimes take a back seat for longer than it should. That is why we want to share some more information on safety latches as a fast and efficient way to start childproofing your home.
When picking the right locks and latches for your home, keep in mind that children learn and imitate behaviours by watching and listening to those around them. As they watch and learn, they may be able to open the latches quicker than you’d expect, so that's why it's suggested that parents use a variety of locks and latches around the home. The simpler the latch is to use, the easier it is for your little genius to figure it out.
Posted: January 27, 2022
When it comes to babyproofing your home there is a running “to-do” list at all times that covers everything from covering electrical outlets to installing safety gates in all doorways. Today, we are going to focus on doorknobs and lever locks to prevent little ones from accessing unwanted internal rooms or potentially dangerous household areas such as laundry rooms, garages and bathrooms.
Restrict access to certain rooms by using our Dreambaby® Door Knob Covers and Lever Door Locks. Continue reading to learn the differences and determine which option is best for your specific space:
Door Knob Covers can be used in all rooms of the house. A door knob cover helps to prevent a child from opening the door by making it more complicated to turn the knob, similar to c
Posted: December 02, 2021
Posted: October 31, 2021
It’s often said, the kitchen is the heart of the home and where families spend the most time together. With that in mind, keeping the kitchen area as safe as possible is vital for children to help eliminate potentially unsafe areas.