Baby On The Way? Baby Proof Your Home In Just One Weekend

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Real Estate Agent with PureWest Real Estate RRE-RBS-LIC-79897

 

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One of the most exciting times in a parent’s life is the time before a baby’s arrival. Between anticipation and preparation time passes in an instant, and before you know it you will be holding your little one in your arms. Although newborns are too small to get into too much trouble, in only a few short months your child will be looking to explore the world around them. Make sure your home is ready for the adventure, and baby proofing is done in advance. Over the course of a single weekend you can transform your home into a baby friendly safe zone, ready for discovery.

 

Getting Down To Have Look Around

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Cupboards and corners are potential hazards, but are not the only places baby can run into trouble. Cracks and crevices can trap and scratch little fingers, and an exposed baseboard nail could lead to unneeded tears and medical attention. These problems can be avoided with minimal time and a little filler. By bringing yourself down to baby level, you can easily get the low down on your home’s toddler readiness. Another down and dirty danger is electrical outlets.  If you have lots of cords in the home, consider using power strips to keep the number of plugs needed to a minimum. These are easy to unplug and replace with a cover when not needed, or when baby is at play. Not only will this make things easy at the outlet, but it will also save you money by minimizing wasted energy.

 

Switch To Greener Cleaners And Keep It Up

 

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Of course keeping chemical cleaners and cleaning supplies out of reach is an important part of baby proofing your home, but what about the freshly mopped kitchen floor? Baby’s soft skin can easily pick up the chemical cocktail that is most traditional cleaning solutions. Switching to natural cleaners is a safe choice for both your home and your family. With green cleaning products, you won’t have to wait until baby is away or napping before chipping away at the daily chores.

 

Keep Baby In Bounds And Block Danger Out

 

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There is a contraption for every possible danger, but regardless of the measures taken, accidents can always happen. Once you have baby proofed hazardous zones like bathrooms and offices, you can add extra assurance by placing baby locks or latches on the outside of doors.  Baby Gates can block off areas of the home beyond the staircase. You can use these safety gates to section off nearly any area, and portable gates are easily moved throughout the home.

 

Babies grow quickly, and sometimes we as parents feel unprepared for the phases and milestones that lay ahead. Knowing your home is ready to go from newborn to toddler will give the peace of mind needed to enjoy each moment that you share with baby in your home. If there are structural challenges that simple baby proofing cannot overcome, call me at 602-531-0435 or email me at Jeff@arizonasrealty.com Connecting buyers with just the right place is both my pleasure and priority. Finding the perfect home for you and your growing family can be a great way to transition into a new normal.  Search for your new home at www.arizonasrealty.com

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Rainer
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Randy Shamburger
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Excellent tips, thanks for sharing.

Have a Big day,

Randy

Apr 23, 2014 12:46 AM #1
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Cindy Graesser
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I really enjoyed that ...something totally different to start out my blogging day. :)  But i totally agree with the greaner chemicals. thanks. :)

Apr 23, 2014 02:17 AM #2
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Awesome post. You're showing what a complete resource you are to your buyers and sellers. Well done, Jeff.

Apr 23, 2014 06:36 AM #3
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Lori Scardina
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Thanks for sharing.  I am going to forward this to my client who closes on their home next week. They have a baby on the way next month.

Apr 23, 2014 08:11 AM #4
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Jeff Fisher
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Thanks for the comments, I had a recent expecting client inspire me, and thought this might be helpful! 

 

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Debbie Walsh
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That is a great idea for a post as people may not think of these things right away.

May 01, 2014 12:12 AM #6
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Jeff Jensen
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Wow so much thought has to go into so many areas of the house.

May 02, 2014 07:39 AM #7
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Sharon Parisi
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I love all of these ideas, especially the green cleaners!

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