12 DIY Child-Proofing Hacks to Keep Kids Safe

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Unless folks are living in a padded room, odds are they'll have to baby-proof their home to keep their infants' bruises, bumps and boo-boos to a minimum. And while there are plenty of baby-proofing products on the market, many people might look at them and think, Hmmm, twenty bucks for little plastic cabinet latches: that's ridiculous! So what's a mom to do? Well, we've found some DIY child-proofing hacks that not only are cost-effective, but also really, really work. 


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Looking for a fast and easy way to childproof the house right now? Well, it turns out many moms and safety experts agree that store-bought baby-proofing "products" aren't the only way to go. Some of these tips only require things folks can already find at home. And many moms have come up with some smart DIY alternatives to those pricey kits from Walmart. Consider these clever baby-proofing hacks to protect kids in the kitchen, bath, bedroom, and beyond. Not only are these good for the wallet, they're great for baby. So read on and take a peek at these great DIY baby-proofing hacks -- and remember, it's never too late to get started! 

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