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The Importance of Twinproofing

When babies start crawling, their horizons expand tremendously and your life becomes vastly more complicated. When you are trying to stay on top of the whereabouts of two new movers, it is even trickier. 

This is why it is critical for parents to be one step ahead as the babies begin to explore and examine their wider world. This is when childproofing becomes so important. 

Childproofing for maximum safety in the home is a must.

  • Use safety gates at doors and stairs.
  • Install locks on the toilet seats.
  • Protect babies from fireplaces or other hard surfaces.
  • Relocate pet food and water dishes.
  • Move heavy objects from low tables. 
  • Store medicines, cosmetics and sharp objects on high shelves.
  • Cover all electrical outlets with baby safety plugs.
  • Put locks on the kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
  • Make sure your trash cans are not readily accessible to the babies. 
  • Move house plants up off the floor and out of reach.
  • Tie up cords from window blinds.
  • Ensure that all windows and doors are securely latched. 
  • Watch for furniture that is a tipping hazard. You can use safety latches to secure them to a wall. 

Take a look at your world from a hands-and-knees perspective and remove, lock, cover, relocate and eliminate any potential dangers. 

And remember, there is no need to wait until babies are crawling to start babyproofing.

Order safety items online from providers such as: 

For more safety information, contact these agencies:

Kristen Fescoe
Kristen Fescoehttps://twinsmagazine.com
Kristen Fescoe is an adjunct professor of Psychology at Rowan College, a writer and lead editor at Twins Magazine. She's the mother of three, twins daughters aged 12 and a son aged 7. Kristen earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Forensic Psychology. She began her career working in two prisons in Philadelphia as an inmate counselor and part of a research team at the University of Pennsylvania. After completing her research, Kristen founded a company specializing in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, applying clinical psychological practices in the business world. Since venturing out of clinical practice, she has used her knowledge and experience in psychological principles working with businesses to help them apply these concepts to business practices. She joined the Resility Health team as the Clinical Manager in 2016.

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