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Ways 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 kids in your life or a baby coming soon. Or perhaps you regularly host friends or family members with small children. Regardless of your situation, if you intend to have little kids in your Carmel apartment, you’ll need to do some childproofing to ensure everyone’s safety. Here are several ideas to childproof your apartment in Carmel.

Childproof Your Apartment In Carmel By Putting Hazards Out Of Reach

Colorful bedroom located at Lakeside apartments 

Kids have a natural curiosity and attempt to touch everything. The starting point to childproofing an apartment in Carmel is to place unsafe, important, or fragile things out of reach. Stroll through your apartment seeking out things a child shouldn’t have access to and relocate each one. You are looking for
  • Sharp objects.
  • Any hazardous materials.
  • Strings and cords from window blinds that pose a strangulation danger.
  • Breakable keepsakes.
  • Essential credentials or paperwork.
  • Vases and other filled containers.
  • Things that look edible but are not, like medicine or your pet’s water and food.
  • Unsecured bookshelves or other furniture that a little one could pull over.
  • Writing utensils.

Use Child Safety Locks To Stop Little Ones From Rummaging Through Cabinets

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

Even in roomy apartments, you’ll quickly run out of higher, safe spots to store items. But you can still protect kids and your valuables by keeping them in securely fastened cabinets. You’ll come across numerous different kinds of locking devices for sale. Some fit around the cabinet handles, while others cause cabinet doors to be too difficult to unfasten for young children with still developing dexterity. And if the child in your life enjoys playing in the toilet or refrigerator, invest in safety locks for those as well.

Install Baby Gates To Keep Your Youngest Guests From Wandering

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

Whenever they become mobile, babies attempt to roam around. To keep them close by and away from hazardous spaces like the bathroom or kitchen, use a playard or indoor gates to contain them. A portable playpen will be big enough for an infant and plenty of playthings to occupy them as you’re fixing lunch or attempting to work. Collapsible playards store easily when they’re not being used.

If you have inquisitive toddlers, indoor gates will keep them in a single space. A great number of baby gates install with tension so that you don’t have to use your drill on surrounding walls. If you do need to employ your drill for a baby gate, don’t forget to fix the holes prior to leaving the apartment.

Keep Young Guests Out Of Danger With Childproof Door Locks

Kids grow in a hurry, and in less time than you can believe, they’re at a height where they can grab the front door knob and leave. To thwart your wannabe fugitives, consistently keep your security door chain fastened when you have children in the house. If your unit doesn’t have a chain or you often neglect to keep it locked, try a door knob cover that makes it challenging for smaller hands to grab and turn the knob. For sliding patio doors, try an adhesive sliding door flip lock. These adhere to the immobile part of the door and halt kids from moving the door open when you engage the lock.

Prevent Falls With A Balcony Protector

Balcony with a railing at Waverly Apartments

If you let little ones play on your balcony, a fixed balcony guard is mandatory. These look like nets and attach to your balcony with zip ties to stop anything from escaping through rails. You can even consider a a non-transparent option that does double duty in bringing you privacy regardless of whether you have kids about.

Make A Welcoming Spot For Your Friends And Family At Lakeside Apartments

Residents and their visitors of any age enjoy living and hanging out at Lakeside. If you want to know what makes our luxury apartments and amenities so popular, request a tour or dial (317) 344-8491 to talk with one of our leasing representatives.