If you are having visitors to your home in Pennsylvania, it is always a good idea to make sure there are not any issues that could lead to an accident for which you would be liable. For example, you want to fix broken steps on the porch and make sure the rug in the hall isn’t rolling up or slipping. However, when your guests will be bringing a baby or toddler, you may want to go an extra step and babyproof your home to prevent accidents.
Dignity Health explains that babyproofing is just the process of looking at things from a child’s point of view and removing anything that could pose a risk of injury. For example, cabinets, dressers and stands should be secured so that if a child pulls him or herself up using that item, it does not fall on top of the child. Secure things such as television stands and bookshelves.
You should also remove hazards when possible. For example, if you have a collection of glass figurines in an area where little hands can reach, it is wise to just put those items away before the visit. This also includes blocking off areas. You can use gates or close doors to keep spaces baby-free. Stairs are an important area that you would want to block off.
Finally, you need to lock doors and drawers. You can add babyproof devices to stop children from getting into kitchen cabinets and drawers. You can also put a device on the toilet to prevent a child from lifting the lid.
Doing a little babyproofing can help everyone to have a better time during the visit. This information is for education and is not legal advice.