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How To Childproof Your Apartment In Noblesville

June 29, 2022
Blue decor with wooden flooring in a spacious living room located at Echo Park Bloomington apartments.

You might have kids in your family or a newborn coming in the near future. You may also frequently host friends or family members with small children. Whatever the case may be, if you expect to have infants or tots in your Noblesville apartment, you’ll want to do a little childproofing to make sure everyone is protected. Here are a few tips to childproof your apartment in Noblesville.

Childproof Your Apartment In Noblesville By Placing Hazards Into Unreachable Spots

Colorful bedroom located at Lakeside apartments 

Kids are curious and try to grab onto everything. The first step to childproofing an apartment in Noblesville is to position dangerous, messy, or fragile objects into areas that can’t be reached. Walk around your apartment seeking out items a kid shouldn’t play with and find a new home for all of them. You are looking for
  • Any sharp items.
  • Toxic chemicals.
  • Chains or cords on blinds and other things that present a strangulation hazard.
  • Easily broken knick-knacks.
  • Essential credentials or paperwork.
  • Anything that could spill.
  • Things that may appear edible but aren’t, like medication or dog food.
  • Bookcases or other unsecured items that a toddler could pull over.
  • Pens and pencils.

Utilize Child Safety Locks To Halt Little Ones From Opening Cabinets

Close up of a white cabinet with a baby-proof lock system. 

Even in sizeable apartments, you’re not likely to have enough high places to place things. But you can still shield kids and your valuables by putting them in locked cabinets. You’ll discover numerous styles of locking devices in stores or online. Some interlock with the cabinetry hardware, while others make cabinets impossible to unfasten for little ones with limited hand coordination. And if the kid in your life often goes for the refrigerator or commode, invest in safety locks for those as well.

Install Baby Gates To Keep Little Friends From Getting Into Trouble

Baby throws a yellow ball through the baby gate on the floor. 

The second they gain mobility, toddlers try to roam around. When trying to keep them within sight and out of hazardous areas like kitchens and bathrooms, use a pack ‘n’ play or easy-to-install gates to contain them. A small pack ‘n’ play will be big enough for a baby and lots of toys to occupy them while you’re cooking a meal or doing your best to study or work. Folding pack ‘n’ plays stow away effortlessly when you don’t need them.

When dealing with curious toddlers, indoor gates will corral them to one location. Many baby gates install with tension so you aren’t required to use your drill on surrounding walls. When you do need to drill holes for a baby gate, plan to address the holes before vacating the premises.

Keep Children Away From Harm With Childproof Entrance Locks

Young people get bigger in a hurry, and before you know it, they’re at a height where they can reach the knob on the front door and get out. To block them, invariably keep your chain locked whenever you have children around. If your unit doesn’t have a door chain lock or you frequently don’t remember to lock it, try a door knob cover that makes it tough for smaller hands to grab and twist. For sliding doors, try a sliding door flip lock. These bond to the non-movable part of the door and halt children from moving the door at all when you activate the lock.

Prevent Falls With A Balcony Guard

Balcony with a railing at Waverly Apartments

If you allow kids to come out on your balcony, a fixed balcony barrier is mandatory. These have the appearance of screens and attach to your balcony with zip ties to keep anything from falling through rails. You can even consider a a privacy product that adds the benefit of bringing you privacy during times when you don’t have kids around.

Make A Welcoming Spot For Guests Of All Ages At East Bank Apartments

Residents and their guests of any age love residing and getting together at East Bank. To see what makes our luxury apartments and benefits so in-demand, arrange a tour or contact 463-238-3799 to speak with one of our leasing representatives.