Toddler Proofing in Style

Harper is 18 months and on the go!

She’s at the fun age of climbing on EVERYTHING and is constantly on the move exploring. Keeping our home safe for her (and her big sisters) is a priority – but that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice the style!

I never thought I’d be excited about anything related to baby proofing but here I am! Thrilled to find something that looks nice in our house, is functional and is something we know we’ll use for years. 

I’m sharing a few ways we have baby proofed our home and some favorite  products.. starting with this stylish baby gate…

Baby gates are a necessity for us. The search to find one that wasn’t an eyesore is over 🙂 The Crystal Baby Gate from Qdos Safety has been a great addition to our house and I’m happy to help spread the word about their gates!

The gate was easy to install and is very durable. It’s made from professional grade acrylic. We have the pressure gate at the bottom of our stairs and for our upstairs hallway (not pictured), we have the stair mounting kit. 

Also, you can take my word for it that the acrylic cleans up well too! The DAY we installed it, my 3 and 5 year old girls thought it would be fun to color with crayon all over it. I was pleasantly surprised that the crayon washed off with a little windex. Thank goodness! 

Here are a few more products we have loved and highly recommend for baby proofing:

  • These Outlet Covers from Qdos which actually look great on your outlets. They come in single and double options. I plan to keep the double covers on our unused outlets even when the kids are grown up. They make unused outlets look SO much better.
  • Another safety thing that we have loved (and get many comments on them from guests) are these clear corner guards. They are perfect for our kitchen island and pieces of furniture with sharp corners (shelves, fireplace corner, table, etc.). With 3 kids and plenty of play dates, this has been one of our favorite purchases for peace of mind when they are all running around the house!
  • Anti-tip furniture. This is a really important one. The dresser in Harper’s bedroom was made to be anti-tip. For anything that may potentially tip, here’s a zero screw anti tip furniture kit by Qdos Safety. We’ve moved smaller furniture pieces that tip easily to storage for now. 

We skipped installing cabinet and drawer latches, although I know many parents do use them. Instead, we just moved anything breakable or potentially hazardous to our upper cabinets. Our kids have always loved playing in the lower kitchen cabinets. We’ve purposely put tupperware in those and let them play with pots and pans. All cleaning materials, etc are stored high up.

What products or ideas have been your favorite for toddler or baby proofing? I’d love to hear!

Samantha Regan

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  1. 11.14.19

    We’re so glad you’re loving your Qdos Safety products! Your home is absolutely gorgeous!

  2. 11.14.19
    Marcia Agner said:

    Wish these had been available 50 years ago, when I had a little boy. But I need them now for a lovely little newborn girl.

    • 11.20.19

      Baby gates have come a long way! Congrats on your newest addition 🙂

  3. 11.14.19
    Marcia Agner said:

    Great way to keep little ones safe.