Firstly, congratulations on this exciting new-born adventure. Whether this is your first or not, it’s really important to make sure your home is suited to the needs of a new-born baby and beyond. Welcome to the world of Parenthood!
We’ve compiled a list of the top baby safety essentials that you have probably already thought of, and some surprises that you need to take into consideration.
StaySafe 5-in-1 Fire Extinguisher
Something you perhaps hadn’t considered to keep your baby safe is a fire extinguisher. Accidents happen and can be even more prevalent when distracted by a baby. The StaySafe 5-in-1 is small but mighty and can fight 5 different types of fires and extinguish them in seconds!
Unlike large metal traditional extinguishers, its plastic bottle and lid make it lightweight and extremely easy to use, with less mess. Plus, it’s non-toxic and eco-friendly.
It’s something we hope we’ll never need but feel infinitely safer knowing it there to protect us just in case.
Mamas and Papas Ocarro 9 Piece Complete Pushchair Travel Bundle
They say raising a child ‘takes a village’ so this 9-piece complete pushchair travel bundle from Mamas and Papas should help you along nicely. They’ve really thought of all the safety features you would need such a reflective wheel rims and a crash test proven L.S.P. system for the car seat. It all comes in multiple colours too; parenthood can be chic and safe!
This is great everyday life hack, make sure to organise your cables to reduce trip hazards. This is especially important when little hands start reaching for things and your house becomes a newfound running track once they learn to walk. This one from Etsy is customisable for the number of slots you need and can stick to the back of desks and furniture meaning it can be hidden away. It’s also flexible meaning it can adapt to any surface.
Multi Safety Latch
You’ve probably got the idea by now that babies and children will try to get their hands on everything, multi safety latches are great on cupboards, drawers or fridge/freezers. They can be fitted on different kinds of material, e.g. metal, plastic, glass, wood. These ones from Ikea are easy to fit and are really affordable for such a handy product.
Dreambaby Digital Room & Bath 2-in-1 Duck Thermometer
A room and bath thermometer can be useful to keep your baby from overheating, burning or getting too cold. The optimum temperature for a baby’s bath should be 38 C (100 F) and 20-22 C (68-72 F) for their room.
This digital duck thermometer from Dreambaby at JoJo Maman Bebe can be not only used as a bath time toy but can tell you the temperature in 10 seconds on the handy digital display.
StaySafe Smoke Detector
Finally, something that should be in everyone’s homes is the StaySafe Smoke Detector. As with the StaySafe Fire Extinguisher, accidents can happen when you least expect it and you need to be able to detect when a fire breaks out as well and protect yourself from it.
This one from LifeSafe has a loud 85dB alarm, a test button in the middle and a beeping noise when it’s low battery.
Protect your family, just in case…