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14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Home Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

For parents, expecting the arrival of a baby means making a lot of preparations. There’s the purchasing of clothes, setting up the nursery, and of course, baby proofing the house. Baby stuff is expensive. And baby proof items are no different.

Luckily, I’ve got your entire house covered with these 14 ingenious DIY baby proofing home hacks every parent needs to know.

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Cut Up a Pool Noodle for a Cheap DIY Door Stopper

14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

Courtesy Red Delicious Life

Pool noodles are the perfect way to protect your baby’s precious fingers. Simply trim a pool noodle, cut lengthwise, and attach to your doors for an effortless doorstop.

Baby Proof Toilet Paper with a Rubber Band

14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

Courtesy CK and Nate

Place a rubber band (or hair tie) over your toilet paper roll to prevent TP trouble.

Anchor Your Furniture with This VERY Important DIY

14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

Courtesy Two Twenty One

One child dies every two weeks from furniture falling on them. It’s a startling statistic that can be prevented. Please, make sure to secure and anchor your furniture. It will save your baby’s life.

Use Puffy Fabric Paint to DIY Non-Slip Socks

14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

Courtesy I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

Slip-proof socks with machine-washable and nontoxic puffy fabric paint. Extra points for awesome designing! Repeat for the undersides of rugs.

Baby Proof Sharp Corners with Foam Pipe Insulation

14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

Courtesy Instructables

Foam pipe insulation can be found in virtually any home hardware store for under $2. Choose one with adhesive for a sturdier hack. Trim the insulation to the appropriate size and cut a v-shape on each side you want the corner. Attach to your tables’ edges for a super affordable hack.

Use Hair Ties as Cabinet Locks

14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

Courtesy The Krazy Coupon Lady

Choose hair ties that match your knobs for an aesthetically pleasing cabinet lock.

DIY an Easy Fabric Stair Gate

14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

Courtesy Ejay-Curly Girl

This super cute fabric stair gate is a breeze to make. I love that you can easily unhook the fabric and voila! The gateway is yours!

Create a Cheap DIY Staircase Rail Guard with Masonite Boards

14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

Courtesy The Mombot

Pick up some masonite boards, ultra-strength zip ties, and paint at your local Home Depot to DIY a baby-proof rail guard.

Baby Proof Book Shelves with Bicycle Innertubes

14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

Courtesy Instructables

If your baby is particularly fond of your bookshelf, prevent messes and unwanted boo-boos with bicycle innertubes. If you can’t get ahold of innertubes, use bungee cords and command hooks.

Use Command Hooks and Hair Ties to Baby Proof the Toilet

14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

Prevent toys from going overboard with command hooks and a hair tie.

Use Gaffers Tape to Secure Loose Cables

14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

Courtesy Mom Tricks

Gaffers tape is a reliable way to tape down loose cables. It doesn’t leave residue and won’t damage your floor’s surface.

Use Gaffers Tape or Electrical Tape to Cover Electrical Outlets

14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

Courtesy The Krazy Coupon Lady

This is a handy hack for your home and when visiting friends and family. Cover as needed!

DO NOT use duct tape. It is conductive and will allow electrical currents to pass through. Thank you to a fellow pinner, Kate Kehoe for letting me know!

Use an Old Perfume Box to Make a Power Outlet Cover

14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

Courtesy Imana Ismail

With a perfume box and some patterned duct tape, you can DIY a power outlet cover that looks amazing and costs practically nothing.

Prevent Strangulation with This Eco-Friendly Window Cord Windup

14 Ingenious DIY Baby Proofing Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

Courtesy Holly Helps

Window cords are another highly dangerous, yet extremely overlooked household item. For this super easy DIY, you just need a firm plastic container from your recycling basket. This hack is a definite keeper!


Baby proofing is the most important part of preparing your home for the baby. What makes things even more awesome is how much money you’ll save with these hacks!

How did these hacks work out? I honestly love all of them, especially hack #7 and #14. Which one are you happily using in your home, leave me a comment below!

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