You spent months, maybe even years, meticulously styling your home. And now that baby’s here, you’re going to cover your finely tuned decor with ugly plastic cord-keepers and weird-looking, sticky-backed latches? Yikes! You want to keep your baby safe without necessarily having to destroy your entire aesthetic. Don’t worry, there’s no need to sacrifice what your living space looks like for the next several years. Keep scrolling for nine ways to make your home safe for your little one — while maintaining a sense of style.
1. Colaneri Customs Craftsman Custom Baby Gate ($150): This handmade Etsy gate is a huge step up from the flimsy plastic one that your childless BFF gave you as a baby shower gift. Bonus: There’s a caster on the bottom to prevent annoying squeaking.
2. Jamboo Creations HearthSoft Cushion ($319): Protect baby from the sharp edges of your hard hearth with this unobtrusive cushion. An attractive alternative to those skinny bumper pads, it also provides much more coverage.
3. Jambini Self-Closing Outlet Covers ($11, Pack of Three): It’s not exactly easy to make outlet covers look nice. But these sliding covers will do the trick, a lot more so than those push-in plastic plugs.
4. Pottery Barn Cord Cover ($24): Those loose cords hanging from your lights are oh-so-inviting to little hands. Covering them up is an easy way to camouflage the cords and keep them out of sight for curious kiddos. Instead of a plastic pad, try this pretty cover.
5. Great Deal Furniture Avalon Leather Ottoman Coffee Table ($206): The sharp glass coffee table just won’t do when you have a toddler. A low, cushioned ottoman will replace those hard corners with a softer surface to crash into.
7. Skip Hop Moby Bath Spout Cover ($13): The baby-proofing doesn’t stop in the living room. This adorable faucet cover makes it less likely that your kiddo will get a bump, bruise, or burn in the bath. But, as always, adult supervision during bathtime is still a must.
8. Love LEE Crafter Farmhouse Rustic Baby Gate ($114+): This baby gate looks more like a barn door than something to keep your tot from toddling down the stairs, so it’ll protect your child from harm while bringing the cozy, rustic vibes.
9. Windows and Garden Custom Cordless Single Cell Shade ($38): Instead of trying to puzzle out cord-keepers, install these cordless shades that make life so much easier for mamas.
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