Child Proofing Your New Homes | El Paso Home Builders

One of the many advantages of buying a new home from Pointe Homes is that you know it is safe and uses the top quality materials. If you have a baby or small children, it is important to you take the right steps to child proof your new home so they always stay safe.


Outlet Covers

Use these everywhere in the house! Prevent your child from sticking anything in the outlets.

Cabinet Latches/Locks

Toxic cleaning products should be moved to a high cabinet that a child can not reach. However, if you cannot move them there, a cabinet latch is the perfect solution. 

Safe Window Treatments

Window blinds with cords can be a chocking hazard to young children and pets. Cordless blinds and shutters are a safer alternative.

Check Your House Plants

There are a lot of house plants that are poisonous. Be sure to check all your plants and keep the dangerous ones out of your new home. 

Baby Gates

Baby gates serve several purposes. If you have stairs in your new home, gates will keep your baby away from them. If you have pets, it's good to use gates to keep your child away from the pet food that can be a choking hazard.

Stove Guards and Knob Covers

If a child sees you twisting the stove knob, they'll want to do the same. Make the stove in your new home inaccessible to children with knob covers and guards. 

Avoid Sharp Edges

Coffee tables, hearths, TV stands, and window ledges can be right at eye level for short stacks. Cushion all sharp edges on coffee tables, tv stands, and ledges with corner guards.

Toilet Locks

Toilet locks in the bathroom will prevent accidental drownings and keep your child away from any germs in the water.

Pointe Homes knows buying a new home is very important, but even more important is keeping your family safe! Follow these and other safety tips to enjoy your new home in the safest way possible. 

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