Toddlers have a knack for getting into everything — literally everything! — from cupboards to trash cans to electrical outlets and more. For parents, nothing is more important than keeping their kiddos safe, but dodging trouble can feel like a round-the-clock chore.
With the help of a few handy tools, parenting a toddler can start to feel a little easier. From the classic baby gate to fresh redesigns and techy gadgets, these 30 child safety products are an absolute must for toddler households. After all, when the tyke is safe, the parents are happy!
Think from the Ground UpOutlet Plug Covers (32-Pack) by Jool Baby Products
The ever important need to keep kids away from electricity is a key safety element, and outlet covers have been around for decades. With so many outlets to cover and so little time, you need a sizeable 32-pack of Childproof Outlet Covers to keep your little ones safe.
Keep Out!Baby Safety Door Knob Covers – 4-Pack
Every home has places where kids just don't belong: the pantry, mom and dad's bathroom, the garage, outside (alone), just to name a few. One sure-fire way to keep curious adventurers out of dangerous areas is by installing Safety Door Knob Covers.
Lever UpDoor Lever Lock (2-Pack) by Tuut
Not all doors have knobs, but that doesn't mean some doors can't be protected. If your front door or laundry room has a lever handle instead of a doorknob, these Lever Handle Safety Locks by Tuut can keep handles from being pulled up and down.
Beat the HeatMunchkin XtraGuard Dual Action Multi-Use Latches
Another essential item for safety-conscious parents, these Munchkin XtraGuard Multi-Use Latches can secure ovens, cabinets, drawers and so much more. Take ovens, for example. Yummy treats come out of them, they put out good smells and they even have a cool light that allows you to watch goodies cook. To an adult, those things might not seem all that exciting, but to a kid, it's a thrill and a half.
Don't Touch That DialSafety 1st Stove Knob Covers
To kids, stove knobs look pretty inviting. Fortunately, safety is always an easy option with a pack of Safety 1st Stove Knob Covers. This top-rated item keeps costs low and safety high. The covers fit over any standard stove knob and protect little ones from the hazards of playing with fire — literally.
No Sharp TurnsCorner Protector Corner Guards by CalMyotis
From coffee tables to fireplaces, sharp corners and edges are everywhere — and your toddler is sure to find them. To round things out on the dangerous corners in your home, pick up a pack of Corner Protector Corner Guards and start baby-proofing without sacrificing style. The handy shields give you the exact peace of mind you need the next time your toddler comes roaring into the room at full tilt.
Bumper BowlingRoving Cove Edge and Corner Guards
As noted above, corner guards are important elements in any baby-safe household, but depending on the furniture, you might need a little extra cushioning on more than just corners. For softening sharp edges for accident-prone toddlers, try a pack of Roving Cove Edge and Corner Guards.
New and Improved ClassicsRegalo Easy Step Baby Gate
Baby gates have protected babies and toddlers for generations. This Easy Step Baby Gate by Regalo combines style and functionality by creating a classy barrier that expands to fit just about any standard doorway. The handy walk-through feature makes it easy for adults to get past the gate without climbing awkwardly over the top.
Welcome to the Kid CorralRegalo Super Wide Adjustable Baby Gate and Play Yard
When a regular baby gate just won't cut it, you may need something a little bigger. The Regalo Super Wide Adjustable Baby Gate and Play Yard spreads out 192 inches to create stress-free containment systems for toddlers and toys. It can be used in a straight line to cover a large opening or in a circle to create a play yard.
Sit TightGraco 4Ever 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat
Safety on the road is just as important as safety at home, and the Graco 4Ever 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat is the only safety seat your child will ever need. Without the proper car seat, the road is a dangerous place to be, but that doesn’t mean you want to buy a new seat for each stage of life.
Toddler-Proof Tie-DownsFamily Care Anti-Tip Furniture Kit
Many people don't consider wobbly furniture and TVs when they’re childproofing their homes. When little ones are learning to walk, they will grab on to anything for balance, but you can ensure your child and your valuable items remain safe with Family Care’s Anti-Tip Furniture Kit. The straps in the kit easily mount to your wall and furniture to create a secure hold.
Potty TrainingSwing Shut Toilet Lock (2-Pack)
Between potty training and curiosity, it's only a matter of time before any toddler decides to go on an at-home water spelunking adventure. The simple yet effective design of these baby-proofing Swing Shut Toilet Locks allows adults easy access while ensuring the toilet stays safely closed when faced with toddlers.
Open to SafetyWittle Finger Pinch Guards
Most child safety items involve keeping things closed, locked or barricaded. In this case, the goal is to keep it open with Wittle Finger Pinch Guards. Use the guards to keep doors from shutting all the way, so you don’t have to worry about little fingers getting pinched or smashed.
Careful CordsSafety 1st Outlet Cover with Cord Shortener
Safety 1st strikes again with the clever Dual-Purpose Outlet Cover and Cord Shortener. Classic outlet protectors render the plugs unusable, but this nifty device leaves outlets open and keeps cords clear of grabby hands. It's an absolute must for offices, living rooms, libraries and more.
Lights Out, Eyes OpenInfant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens
If there's one thing toddlers are great at, it's escaping after lights out. When it comes to baby monitors, the DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor by Infant Optics is a popular choice. If your little one has a room far away from your own, hearing them go bump in the night may not be possible without a monitor. They don’t have to see you, but it’s important for you to see them.
Stay Close and Stay SafeBlisstime Anti-Lost Wrist Link Safety System for Toddlers
Going for a walk, especially in crowded areas, isn't always an easy task when your little one likes to wander. It only takes a moment to lose sight of a child in a bustling throng, but you can easily keep your child close with the Anti-Lost Wrist Link Safety System from Blisstime.
Trendy and Travel-FriendlyMunchkin Brica By-My-Side Safety Harness Backpack
If the kiddie cuffs seem a little unconventional, there's always another type of popular leash. Plain harness options are available, but you can go for both fashionable and functional with the Munchkin Brica By-My-Side Safety Harness Backpack. It offers the perfect combination of subtlety and safety.
Soft SurroundingsProSource Puzzle Foam Play Mat for Kids
Whether they are playing indoors on hard floors or outside on the pavement, it's important for little ones to have soft landing surfaces. The market is saturated with play mats, from roll-up blankets to tiles of astroturf, but classic foam mats like the ProSource Puzzle Foam Mat are perfect for use inside and out. Babies are resilient, but it's always better to soften the blow by putting down play mats when there's no carpeting or grass nearby.
Silence Is GoldenPro For Sho 34dB Safety Ear Protection
Hearing protection is important, no matter how old you are, but for a kid, it's especially critical. Whether your kiddo is in the room while you listen to music, riding with dad on the lawnmower or with you at a sporting event, you can keep their ears safely covered with the Pro For Sho Safety Earmuffs.
Safer Than Safety RailsKidKusion Indoor/Outdoor Banister Guard
Toddlers are drawn to railings like moths to a flame. Banister guards come in many shapes and sizes, from plastic safety mesh to soft screens. but the KidKusion Clear Bannister Guard lets you protect your child’s head, arms and legs from going through railings without messing up the beauty of your staircase.
Sentinel of the SidewalkKidKusion Retractable Driveway Guard
On the slightly pricier side of protection, KidKusion also makes a Retractable Safety Barrier for your driveway. One of the best things about this item is that it takes a long time for your kiddo to age out of it. Homes on busy streets or with sloped driveways can continue to use this product for years past toddlerhood.
Slow Down!Step2 KidAlert V.W.S. Safety Sign
You’ve probably seen those neon yellow signs telling neighborhood drivers to slow down and watch out for kids. The Step2 KidAlert Neon Safety Sign is an invaluable addition to your safety gear if you kids love to play outside. The sign is easy to assemble and serves as a reminder to drivers that there are kids at play.
Don't Be a HoserYard Butler Deluxe Wall Mount Hose Hanger
Sure, door locks and safety gates are standard equipment, but did you know that water in a garden hose left in the sun can heat up to near-boiling temperatures? Keep your kids away from hot hoses with the Yard Butler Deluxe Wall Mount Hose Hanger. Hose reels don't have to be fancy or expensive, and this simple product solves the problem in an inexpensive way.
Slather It OnBanana Boat Sunscreen Kids Sport
No matter where in the world you are, you can count on sunny days. Keeping kids' skin safe from the sun with a product like Banana Boat’s Kids Sport Sunscreen is critical, especially when they're really young. With so many brands to choose from, it can seem like a daunting task to pick the right option, but, sometimes, the right choice is the obvious one.
Cool Shades for Cool KidsTop Flyer First Sunglasses for Kids
Sunscreen can cover just about anywhere, but there's one part of your body it can't protect: your eyes. Finding sunglasses for adults is a no-brainer, but for little kids with little heads, you need to look for a brand like Top Flyer that makes great First Sunglasses for Kids in an assortment of styles.
Protective ProtocolID Safety Wristbands for Kids
If you have a vacation coming up and you will have a toddler of walking (or running) age with you, make sure it’s easy for other adults to quickly return your lost child to you by using ID Safety Wristbands. These bands make it simple to reunite you and your child if you become separated. The old Sharpie on the arm may work in a pinch, but this option is sanitary, non-staining and cute!
Give a Little WhistleSafety Whistle
Big crowds and large parks are common places for kids to get separated from their guardians. Shouting doesn't always help them find their way back — and their little voices aren't loud enough to carry long distances — but a nice, loud Safety Whistle just might do the trick.
Tag! You're It!GoTags Shoe ID Tags
If you're looking for a more permanent form of identification for toddlers, you might want to consider a shoelace tag like the GoTags Shoe ID Tag. It's more difficult to lose or remove, and it’s always on your child — as long as the shoes are on, of course. The tags are incredibly durable and fully customizable with up to four lines of text.