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Ways To Childproof Your Apartment In Carmel

June 29, 2022
Blue decor with wooden flooring in a spacious living room located at Echo Park Bloomington apartments.

You could have kids of your own or a newborn coming in the near future. On the other hand, you might regularly host close friends and neighbors with young people. In any case, if you expect to have infants or tots in your Carmel apartment, you’ll need to do a bit of childproofing to ensure everyone’s safety. Here are some suggestions to childproof your apartment in Carmel.

Childproof Your Apartment In Carmel By Placing Dangerous Items Into Inaccessible Areas

Colorful bedroom located at Lakeside apartments 

Kids are inquisitive and want to grab onto just about anything. The starting point to childproofing an apartment in Carmel is to position potentially hazardous or breakable things into areas that can’t be reached. Walk around your apartment to determine objects a kid shouldn’t play with and find a new home for all of them. That includes
  • Any sharp items.
  • Anything poisonous.
  • Chains or cords on blinds and other things that pose a strangulation danger.
  • Fragile keepsakes.
  • Important documents.
  • Spillable objects.
  • Things that could be deemed good to eat but are not, like medicine or your pet’s water and food.
  • Unsecured bookshelves or other furniture that a little one could bring down on top of himself.
  • Pens and pencils.

Install Locking Devices To Stop Little Ones From Getting Into Cabinets

Close up of a white cabinet with a baby-proof lock system. 

Even in spacious apartments, you’re not likely to have enough elevated shelving to store items. But you can still shield young ones and your valuables by putting them in securely fastened cabinets. You’ll discover numerous types of locking systems in stores or online. Some fit around the cabinetry hardware, while others cause cabinet doors to be way too hard to open for toddlers with poor dexterity. And if the kid in your apartment likes to play in the toilet or refrigerator, get safety locks for those too.

Install Baby Gates To Keep Little Friends From Roaming

Baby throws a yellow ball through the baby gate on the floor. 

Whenever they become mobile, toddlers try to roam around. To keep them within sight and clear of dangerous spots like utility rooms and kitchens, employ a playpen or easy-to-install gates to secure them. A portable playpen will hold an infant and plenty of stuffed animals, balls, and other toys to keep them entertained while you’re fixing a meal or trying to work. Folding playards can be put away with ease when they’re not being used.

For curious toddlers, safety gates will corral them to a single area. A great number of baby gates are secured by pressure mounting so you aren’t required to drill into the walls. In the event you do need to employ your drill for a baby gate, remember to fix the holes before moving.

Keep Children Inside With Childproof Entry Locks

Kids sprout up fast, and in less time than you can believe, they’re tall enough to grab the front door knob and leave. To stop little runaways, always keep your security door chain fastened if you have kids about. If your unit doesn’t have a door chain or you often don’t remember to use it, think about using a doorknob cover that makes it tough for small hands to grab and twist. When faced with sliding doors, try an adhesive sliding door flip lock. These stick to the stationary part of the door and prevent bigger kids from sliding the door open when you activate the lock.

Minimize The Risk Of Falls With A Balcony Guard

Balcony with a railing at Waverly Apartments

If you allow kids to have fun on your balcony, a mesh balcony protector is a must. These look like nets and secure to your balcony with zip ties to prevent anything from falling through railing bars. You can also opt for a a non-transparent option that does double duty in bringing you privacy even when you don’t have youngsters about.

Create A Safe Place For Your Friends And Family At One One Six Apartments

Residents and their friends of any age enjoy residing and getting together at One One Six Apartments. To see what makes our elegant apartments and community features so sought-after, request a tour or call (317) 350-1941 to speak with one of our leasing representatives.