10 Low Budget Baby-Proofing Hacks To Make Your Home Child-Friendly

DIYs can literally be life-savers! 

10 Low Budget Baby-Proofing Hacks To Make Your Home Child-Friendly
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One of the major concerns for first-time parents is child-proofing or baby-proofing the house. After all, that precious little part of you should be kept safe from those nooks and corners of the house.

But then again, it is expensive, isn't it? How wonderful would it be to get hacks and even DIYs for that which can help save our money? Moreover, wouldn't it be easier if you could just get those DIYs and hacks at one place? 

Sure it would be. So here you go! We have compiled some easy hacks & DIYs which would help make your home child-friendly.

Take a look!

Cookie cutters as cupboard locks

Cookie cutters as cupboard locks

Yes! You can find the right sized cookie cutters and use them as cupboard locks! And see how wonderful they look when you use the colorful ones.

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Foam pipe over sharp edges

Foam pipe over sharp edges
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Those table corners and edges can be very dangerous for the kids due to their sharpness. You can very easily use cheap foam plumbing pipe insulation to guarantee your child's safety.

Cable Management 

Cable Management 

You can use shoe boxes or transparent plastic boxes to manage your cables and cords. The easiest way is to poke a hole in a corner (or wherever required) and plug them in. Voila! You can hide those wires & electricals.

Pool noodles as door stoppers 

Pool noodles as door stoppers 

You can use pool noodles as door stoppers so that the door does not slam every time it is open or closed. They can also be used as protectants against sharp edges and corners.

Magnetic chalkboard to cover fireplace

Magnetic chalkboard to cover fireplace
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One of the simplest ways to cover your fireplace is by coating a fitted piece of plywood over your fireplace & screwing it after you have covered it with magnetic & chalkboard paint. It can be useful for your little one for playtime as well!

Door lock with self adhesive hooks & band

Door lock with self adhesive hooks & band
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Yes! To ensure that your child does not go on opening refrigerator's and other doors, you can simply put two self-adhesive hooks as shown in the picture and put a band over it.

Book shelf with bicycle innertubes

Book shelf with bicycle innertubes
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You can tie and tap bicycle inner tubes around the fronts to ensure your little one does not toss the books on his or her toes.

DIY baby gate

DIY baby gate
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You can make baby gates for staircases and risky spaces on your own. You will need wooden pieces, gate hinges, gate latch, pocket screw holes and some equipment. You can see how this DIY baby gate was made.

For soft landing

For soft landing
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In case your little one decides to crawl out from the crib and have an adventure, the soft carpet would be a big help!

Socket plugs

Socket plugs
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You can get these socket covers or plugs which are a real lifesaver!

That is all for now. Do you have some clever tricks up your sleeve? Do let us know by writing in the comment box below!