As your child practices balance they may reach for or tip over items as they learn to brace themselves. Be sure all fixtures such as floor lamps, flower pots, and small tables won’t collapse easily. Keep large, lightweight items out of your child’s reach.
This is also the time you should put safety locks on all cabinets and drawers (especially in the kitchen, laundry room, and bathrooms) that hold aerosol sprays, cleaning products, lotions, medications, and other potentially hazardous items. When in doubt, lock it out!
In addition to keeping children off the stairs, baby gates can help keep your kids from entering rooms through wide doorways. Create a space(s) where they can roam freely. The best way to do this is to block off potential areas in which they can fall, trip, or venture into. The following gates are our go-to’s in varying situations: