Child proofing

Most babies learn to crawl at around 8 months, and once they do they can get EVERYWHERE! It's time to child-proof. Here's a few things to think about:

- Putting covers on all plug sockets when they're not in use.

- Use door stops to avoid fingers getting caught in them.

- Stair gates (top and bottom), and window guards (or lock them).

- Regularly check the batteries on smoke detectors (and carbon monoxide).

- Put safety clips on drawers and cupboards containing knives, scissors and breakables.

- Secure big appliances and furniture units to avoid them falling.

- Avoid table cloths and placemats as they can easily be pulled, along with anything on them, off the table.

- Attach corner and edge guards.

- Look into toilet seat locks.