Babies are inherently curious, and once they learn how to crawl, they can wreak havoc around the house. You have to make sure they are safe exploring on their own and therefore childproofing your home is one of the most fundamental changes you can implement in their early years. Failure to do so could lead to injury, as babies are susceptible to hurting themselves on things you don’t think twice about. That is why in order to start baby proofing, you need to get down on their level. Get on your hands and knees, and look around. Put yourself in the mind of a baby and think of what you would find interesting, and whether or not that is a hazard. These include small objects that your baby could choke on, cords that your baby could get tangled up in, heavy objects like TVs, sharp objects, or poisonous materials. All these objects should be locked up, or relocated to an inaccessible area.
Baby gates are an additional boon that will make your life that much simpler when it comes to baby proofing the house. Just make sure the baby gate is free of any splinters, cracks, rough parts, and has a safety-approved label.