Babyproofing isn’t as fun to research or shop for as other baby gear categories, but it is probably one of the most important things to think about as a parent. It is about safety, after all. No, the knobs and latches aren’t cute. But they can save your baby’s life. While you certainly don’t need to add bumpers and padding to every single corner and hard surface in your home, parents need to take extra safety precautions to protect baby from toxic cleaning products, heavy furniture, and other safety hazards that are found throughout our homes. There are some of the more common babyproofing elements that are easy to spot and tackle right away, but there may be a few that aren’t as noticeable. Take a look around your house, and see if you need to nip some often missed) problem areas in the bud.

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