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Ways To Childproof Your Apartment In Fishers

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 life or a newborn coming in the near future. On the other hand, you might regularly host close friends and neighbors with young people. Regardless of your situation, if you expect to have little kids in your Fishers apartment, you’ll need to do a little childproofing to make sure everyone is protected. Here are a few ideas to childproof your apartment in Fishers.

Childproof Your Apartment In Fishers By Moving Dangerous Items Out Of Reach

Colorful bedroom located at Lakeside apartments 

Little ones are curious and attempt to get their hands on everything. The starting point to childproofing an apartment in Fishers is to put unsafe, important, or fragile items into areas that can’t be reached. Do a walkthrough of your apartment seeking out objects a toddler shouldn’t play with and move, hide, or secure each one. This should include
  • Any sharp items.
  • Any hazardous materials.
  • Strings and cords from window blinds that pose a strangulation hazard.
  • Easily broken knick-knacks.
  • Important documents.
  • Anything that could spill.
  • Items that may appear edible but aren’t, like medicine or pet food and water.
  • Heavy items a little one may bring down on top of himself.
  • Markers, pencils, and art supplies.

Utilize Child Safety Locks To Stop Little Ones From Getting Into Cabinets

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

Even in spacious apartments, you’ll quickly run out of higher, safe spots to keep everything. You’re still able to protect children and your belongings by hiding them in securely fastened cabinets. You’ll find various types of locking devices in stores or online. Some interlock with the cabinetry hardware, while others make doors impossible to unfasten for young children with still developing dexterity. And when the child in your life likes to play in the fridge or toilet, invest in locking devices for those too.

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 become mobile, toddlers attempt to explore. In order to keep them in view and out of dangerous spaces like utility rooms and kitchens, employ a pack ‘n’ play or easy-to-install gates to enclose them. A portable pack ‘n’ play will be big enough for a baby and plenty of stuffed animals, balls, and other toys to occupy them when you’re making a meal or doing your best to work. Foldable playpens can be put away effortlessly when not in use.

When dealing with eager toddlers, indoor gates will keep them in a defined location. Many baby gates are secured by a pressure-mounted system so you aren’t required to drill into surrounding walls. If you do need to break out your power tools for a baby gate, plan to repair the holes before vacating the premises.

Keep Kids Inside With Childproof Door Locks

Little ones grow quickly, and in less time than you can believe, they’re of a height to reach the doorknob and escape. To stop them, consistently keep your chain fastened when you have kids around. If you don’t have a door chain lock or you frequently neglect to use it, consider a doorknob cover that makes it difficult for smaller hands to grab and twist. When faced with sliding glass doors, try an adhesive sliding door flip lock. These bond to the non-movable part of the door and stop children from pushing the door open when you activate the lock.

Prevent Falls With A Balcony Barrier

Balcony with a railing at Waverly Apartments

If you allow kids to play on your balcony, a balcony barrier is a must. These have the appearance of netting and attach to your balcony with zip ties to stop anything from slipping through railing bars. You could even consider a a non-transparent option that offers the bonus of bringing you privacy even when you don’t have youngsters at your apartment.

Make A Home For Your Friends And Family At Spark Apartments

Residents and their visitors of all ages appreciate habitating and getting together at Spark. To see what makes our elegant apartments and community features so sought-after, schedule a tour or call 463-210-1702 to talk with one of our leasing agents.