How To Childproof Your Home With Everyday Items

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You’ve written it down on your list of things to buy, you’ve managed to stop those little fingers getting caught in the door or the books falling on their head. Somehow though every time you go out shopping you forget to look for those items to childproof your house or you simple just can’t find them in the store.

Well here is hopefully your answer to utilizing everyday items you already own in order to childproof your home:

1. Keep Doors Open

Worried about those little fingers get caught in doors.  Loop a single rubber band around a door’s inside and outside knobs, twisting it as you do so that the “X” presses the latch open. Once finished, hang the band on the inner knob for the next time.

Rubber Bands


Ingenious and creative idea using a pool noodle.



2. Securing Bookshelves

Incredibly easy and cheap way to secure those heavy books which kids just love to hold onto to stand up.

Childproof Bookshelf


3. Locking cupboards, fridge doors

Cookie Cutters… what a simple solution!

Cookie cutters

Worried about those items in the fridge? What about a bit of 3M Command strip and elastic band!

Fridge Childproofing


4. Securing the toilet paper – Toddler proof!

Toddler proof toliet paper



  1. Jessica

    January 27, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Thanks so much for the ideas and advance and post. They are very helpful and good to know. It’s really sad about the loss of the children’s life in those stories. It is very tragic.

  2. Amber Lee Barragan

    July 6, 2016 at 2:12 am

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  3. Christina Ellis

    July 6, 2016 at 4:17 am

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  4. Debbie Alexandra

    July 7, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Ivanna Abigail Almendarez Cedeño

  5. Jon Marsiglia

    April 21, 2017 at 12:11 am

    This is a great roundup of ways to baby proof your home with everyday items. I especially appreciate your use of cookie cutters for the cupboards. How unique! I would love to add that all parents should look into getting certified in First Aid and CPR in addition to baby proofing their home. Accidents happen and knowing what to do in a serious situation is a great skill to have. Thanks again for sharing these cool tricks. Your readers are sure to benefit!

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