We have recently moved into temporary housing, as we are in transition between homes. Our last house, we called home for 10 years. We had our 4 kids there, so by the time our fourth child rolled around – the house was already childproofed.
This one has nada in the way of childproofing. We were fine the first week, no major incidents regarding the toddlers and then our little one Zeke discovered the kitchen. Disastrous, I Tell You!
The pantry has been raided and apparently he thinks muffin mix tastes good. (He somehow managed to open 2 boxes.) The cleaning supplies that once lived under the kitchen sink have been relocated to a closet shelf. The broom now lives in the garage. Since we’re not living here for long, I hate to childproof the whole kitchen. So, for now, our temporary solution is a baby gate. He has yet to learn to scale it, so it will work for the time being. Once we get into the new place, I know the kitchen and stairs will be the first to be child proofed!
So what should you child proof in the kitchen? Here’s a list of 5 places that I’d start. Curious little ones can make you want to childproof just about everything, but let’s go basic.
Here’s 5 Ways to Child Proof Your Kitchen:
What Are Your Kitchen Child Proof Must Do Suggestions?
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