3 Childproof Hacks for Your Home

When it comes to childproofing your home, there are gadgets galore. But why waste good money on buying expensive stuff when you can easily make some yourself? We share 3 really easy DIY hacks you can try.

1. Door mufflers

Keeping your doors shut is not enough to stop your little ones from venturing into uncharted territories – and injuring themselves in the process!

Door mufflers are handy in preventing children from getting locked in, and protecting their little fingers from getting crushed. To create your own, you will need the following items:

Start off by cutting a strip of leather into a rectangle shape, and punch a hole at the four corners. Insert the elastic band through the four holes, and then sew the two ends of the band together. You will end up with something that looks like an eye mask, but do not worry, it is supposed to look like that. Just hook the elastic band onto the knobs on both sides of the door, and you are done!

2. Safety latch

Safety latches are also important if you want to keep your children away from hazardous items stored in your cabinets. An ingenious trick is to use hooks and a wristband. Simply attach one hook onto the door of the cabinet, and another, to its body. Use the wristband to clamp the cabinet doors shut, by slinging it around both hooks.

Besides cabinets, you can try using them on your refrigerators too… basically anything that you want to keep your child from opening!

3. Twine/ Bicycle inner tubes

The last, and easiest DIY hack, is to use twine to keep your books in place. Tie them around your bookshelf, and make sure they are tight! That way, you can still take your books out, but make it harder for your toddlers to pull them out. Bicycle inner tubes are more effective than twine, but might not be as easy to find.

There are so many other things you can do to keep your homes child-friendly, and you can check out this article for more tips!

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