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Magalog Flashback: Baby Proofing 101

What do you get when you combine a catalog with a magazine? Our magalog, Surprises, is your guide to the best of our baby gear selection and the top toys of the season. But there’s more: each issue of Surprises is loaded with informative articles about babies and kids, and common-sense advice that you can use.

Just in case you missed them, we’re reposting our magalog backlog here on the Spilling the Beans blog. And we’ve got a great new issue on the way, launching in November 2012. Go here  and sign up to make sure you get yours!


Baby Proofing 101
By Vianka Perez Belyea & Tavinder Phull
Vianka and Tavinder are the co-founders of Rhoost, bringing function & style to childproofing.

As home safety product designers, we have talked to many moms and dads about the importance of baby-proofing. It’s important to know some basic facts about the potential dangers in each room, so you can make the best decision for your family and your home. Each room poses some unique challenges. Here’s a room by room breakdown of the concerns we hear from parents the most:

Bedroom: Electrical outlets, closet doors, chest of drawers
Kitchen: Cleaning agents, cabinets and drawers, hot stove & pans, stove burners
Bath: Hot water, bath tub, cleaning agents, toilet
Living room: TVs, sharp corners, fireplace
The entire house: Electrical outlets, windows, blind cords, doors, stairs

Our recommendation to parents figuring this out for the first time is:

Educate yourself. Get informed about the potential dangers in your home.
Assess. Figure out what level of baby-proofing is necessary for your home and family.
Implement. Whether you engage a professional baby-proofer or do it yourself, there are a plethora of products out there to help ensure the safety of the children in your home!

We created Rhoost smarter childproofing solutions because we don’t believe that parents should have to compromise on their lifestyle in order to ensure safety in the home.

Some great resources to help you get started:

Safe Kidssafekids.org
Home Safety Councilhomesafetycouncil.org
The International Association for Child Safetyiafcs.org

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