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Top Tips On How To Childproof Your Apartment In Carmel

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

Maybe you have children in your family or a newborn coming in the near future. Or perhaps you regularly host friends or family members with young people. Whatever the case may be, if you intend to have little kids in your Carmel apartment, you’ll have to do some childproofing to keep everyone safe. Here are several tips to childproof your apartment in Carmel.

Childproof Your Apartment In Carmel By Placing Hazards Out Of Reach

Colorful bedroom located at Lakeside apartments 

Little ones are inquisitive and try to touch all types of things. The starting point to childproofing an apartment in Carmel is to place dangerous, messy, or fragile things into areas that can’t be reached. Walk around your apartment to determine objects a child shouldn’t be touching and move, hide, or secure them all. This should include
  • Sharp objects.
  • Anything poisonous.
  • Strings and cords from window blinds that pose a strangulation risk.
  • Fragile keepsakes.
  • Important papers.
  • Vases and other filled containers.
  • Objects that may appear edible but are not, like pills or dog food.
  • Unsecured bookshelves or other furniture that a toddler might bring down on top of himself.
  • Markers, pencils, and art supplies.

Utilize Locks To Halt Little Ones From Getting Into Cabinets

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

Even in sizeable apartments, you’ll quickly run out of higher, safe spots to place items. You can shield kids and your belongings by hiding them in locked cabinets. You’ll come across numerous types of locking systems for sale. Some interlock with cabinet knobs, while others make doors way too hard to open for little ones with still developing hand coordination. And if the kid in your life often goes for the toilet or refrigerator, get locks for those too.

Incorporate Baby Gates To Stop Little Friends From Roaming

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

As soon as they gain mobility, little ones attempt to roam around. To keep them close by and clear of hazardous areas like utility rooms and kitchens, employ a pack ‘n’ play or indoor gates to secure them. A portable playpen will hold a baby and an assortment of toys to entertain them as you’re fixing dinner or trying to get some work done. Collapsible playpens can be put away effortlessly when you don’t need them.

If you have inquisitive toddlers, baby gates will keep them to one space. Many baby gates are secured by pressure mounting so that you don’t have to use your drill on your apartment walls. When you must employ your drill for a baby gate, don’t forget to address the holes prior to leaving the apartment.

Keep Young Guests Inside With Childproof Entry Locks

Young people sprout up fast, and then all of a sudden, they’re of a height to grasp the front door knob and escape. To thwart your wannabe fugitives, always keep your chain attached when you have kids in the house. If your unit doesn’t have a door chain lock or you often neglect to lock it, try a doorknob cover that makes it difficult for little hands to hold and twist. When faced with sliding glass doors, try an adhesive sliding door flip lock. These stick to the non-movable segment of the door and prevent bigger kids from sliding the door open after you flip up the lock.

Avert Disasters With A Balcony Protector

Balcony with a railing at Waverly Apartments

If you allow kids to have fun on your balcony, a mesh balcony barrier is a smart thing to have. These resemble nets and fasten to your balcony with zip ties to stop anything from slipping through openings. You can also opt for a a privacy product that does double duty in providing privacy even when you don’t have youngsters around.

Create A Safe Place For Your Friends And Family At Highpointe on Meridian Apartments

Residents and their visitors of any age enjoy living and hanging out at Highpointe. If you’d like to understand what makes our luxury apartments and amenities so sought-after, schedule a tour or dial (317) 342-0670 to speak with one of our leasing representatives.