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Baby-Proof Your Kitchen Appliances

Baby-Proof Your Kitchen Appliances

If you have a baby, then you need to baby-proof kitchen appliances. Obviously, this isn’t something you need to worry about on the day your child is born. You don’t really need to worry about it for weeks even, but it is a matter you want to take seriously. Most parents want to learn how to baby-proof their kitchen appliances before the child is actually born.

It is important to have a sense of appliances that need to be baby-proofed, and those that don’t. Just exercise some common-sense in this area. Babies are extraordinarily curious about the world and can get access to more things than you think. For that reason alone, it’s good to come up with a plan to baby-proof kitchen appliances.

The Importance of Baby-Proofing Appliances


Electricity can kill!

It shouldn’t be a huge stretch to see why it is so important to baby-proof your kitchen appliances. This includes anything the child can reach. Within just a few moments, your child can cause some serious problems with any of the appliances in your home. This is particularly important with the appliances in your kitchen.

There are essentially two major reasons to support the need to baby-proof kitchen appliances as soon as possible. The first reason is the most obvious one. You want to do everything possible to make sure your baby is protected because accidents can happen within seconds. Baby-proofing your kitchen appliances will eliminate the possibility of something like that happening.

The second reason isn’t as important as the health and safety of your child, but it’s still something to keep in mind. Your baby can get hurt on certain kitchen appliances, but they can also make a huge mess. They can also cause mild to serious damage to one kitchen appliance or another. This is a particularly big problem with toddlers!

Tips to Baby-Proof Your Kitchen Appliances


Baby-proof dangerous areas!

If you are eager to baby-proof kitchen appliances effectively, here are some excellent tips that you can keep in mind:

  • Invest in latches: When it comes to latches and locks, take the advice of our experts at Express Appliance Repair GTA. These are some of the most important tools to help you ensure you are baby-proofing kitchen appliances properly. Cabinets and drawers obviously make sense, but we strongly suggest adding these measures to your dishwasher, your refrigerator door, your washing machine, and any other appliances that your child can reach. Slide locks and button straps are two popular options available.
  • Covering knobs: Another way to protect your child and your appliances is to get covers for the knobs on your stove or any other appliance that utilizes knobs. These covers are designed to make it impossible for your child to turn the knobs. They even make these covers for dishwashers and washing machines.
  • Keeping switches away: This step costs a little, but it’s a smart move to put ON/OFF control for all of your major appliances on a switch that will be installed on the wall. If the main switch is off, then it doesn’t really matter if your child hits buttons or anything else.
  • Organizing: In the event that your child gets into an appliance, make sure you have things organized. This effort to baby-proof kitchen appliances involves making sure nothing dangerous in your fridge is within reach of your child.

All of the tips above can give you a clear idea of how to protect your home, your kitchen appliances, and most of all, your child.