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Baby proofing

As children learn to grasp, crawl and walk, they're going to be exploring your home and everything in it. It's important to baby proof from top to bottom to keep them safe.

A woman's hand securing Dreambaby safety lock on a cabinet.

Child safety locks and socket covers

Securely add child safety locks to all your cupboards. Don't forget socket covers for electric sockets to keep curious little hands away from danger.

Automatically closing gates.

Automatically closing gates

For extra peace of mind, these safety gates automatically close behind you and are particularly useful if you have older children.

A mother carrying her baby while standing on the staircase.

Retractable stair gates

Usually made of a mesh or from panels, these retract or concertina into themselves when not in use. 

A baby taking bath with Nuby bath support.

Bathroom safety

Avoid hazards in the bathroom. From getting the right temperature to supporting your baby in the water, make baths safe and fun.

A mother keeping an eye on her baby through Tommee Tippee Dreamsense baby monitor app on her phone.

Baby monitors

Keep an eye on your baby at all times with a baby monitor. Stay connected from anywhere in the house for complete peace of mind.

A baby playing in Dreambaby Explore Playpen Taupe.

Baby playpens

Use a playpen to create a safe space for your little one to play in so you can kick back whilst they explore freely.

Child safety gates

Wondering which child safety gate to buy? Here's a lowdown on the different types by fix and usage to help you decide.

Pressure fit safety gates.

Pressure fit safety gates

A u-shaped frame, fixed by pressure of the fittings against your wall or doorframe.

  • Easy to install, no drilling required.
  • Won't leave marks when removed.
  • They have a frame, so not suitable for use at the top of the stairs.
  • Some have a pressure indicator to tell you it's installed correctly.
A BabyDan no trip safety gate with screw fittings.

Screw fit safety gates

Attached to fittings that are screwed into your wall or doorframe. The gate does not have a frame or bottom bar.

  • Very strong.
  • Frameless so can be used at the top of the stairs.
  • Will leave holes or marks in the wall when removed.
A BabyDan black safety gate covering a fireplace.

Room gates

Safety gates can also be used to block access to certain rooms where there may be hazards, such as your fireplace, kitchen or utility area.

  • Opens in either direction.
  • Some have a stopper so can be locked to open only one way for use on stairs.

Measuring your safety gates

Always measure your space from the narrowest part, including skirting boards and doorframes. All safety gates are sized to fit within a width range - make sure you check the product details and the doorframe size to find the best fit.

Cuggl Extra Wide Safety Gate.

Wide safety gates

Wide staircase or doorframe? No problem. Designed to fit larger spaces, they're sturdy, easy to install and provide a secure barrier for your little adventurers.

BabyDan Multidan Metal Extending Safety Gate.

Extendable safety gates

Easy to install and adjust, they fit various openings in your home. Since they're adjustable, check the min and max dimensions to make the right choice.

A woman and a baby standing next to a Dreambaby retractable tall safety gate.

Tall safety gates

Got a climber on your hands? With extra height, tall safety gates will keep your little ones safe even as they become more active with age. It's also ideal for pets.

Baby healthcare

Know when your little one has a fever and keep the air in their environment clean and at the right humidity level. Remember that every baby is different and to speak to your doctor if you have any concerns about your baby's health.

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Baby nasal aspirators.

Baby nasal aspirators

Nasal aspirators relieve stuffy and bunged up noses by quickly, gently and quietly removing mucus.

A Vicks humidifier alongside a bed with mother and daughter reading a nighttime book.


Humidifiers add much-needed moisture to the air, allowing your baby to breathe more easily and prevent their skin from drying out.

A mother and toddler in the kid's room sitting opposite an air purifier.

Air purifiers

Air purifiers help to eliminate toxins, allergens and chemicals from your baby's environment. Especially helpful for allergy or asthma sufferers.

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A note about pets.

A note about pets

It's hard to tell how pets will react to your new arrival, so it's best to take some precautions. Dogs can be curious, and get a little jealous, so try to give them special attention where possible. Cats can be quite blasé (as usual), but sometimes like to get close to the cot or crib for warmth. It's best to never leave baby and pets together unsupervised, and use safety gates to keep them separated at other times. You should also keep pet toys, food, beds and litter trays out of reach of little hands.

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