Babies are the cutest companions but can also be the most daring explorers, which is why babyproofing your home is key once your little one becomes mobile. Looking to keep your kiddo safe without sacrificing your style? These products will do the trick—and you actually won’t mind having them in your house because they look that good.
Skip Hop Playview Expandable Enclosure
Once in a while, you need a way to safely contain your little mover. This flexible hexagon play space is made with a sturdy steel frame, breathable mesh panels and a hinged door panel for simple, one-handed access. You can configure the panels however you like, or even mount the apparatus to the wall to create a convenient room divider. A serene gray-and-white color scheme with a cloud motif works well in both modern or traditional homes, so keeping baby safe at play stays easy on the eyes.
Available at skiphop.com, $160.
Sometimes you want your baby to have more freedom but not the complete run of the house. That’s where doorway gates come in handy. Fusion Gates has tons of styles, finishes and widths to choose from, all safe and certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). The dual-mounted pressure gate is made with high-impact-resistant polycarbonate panels, aluminum framing and a steel hinge and latch, plus a one-finger finial for opening with ease. With screen designs ranging from trendy chevrons to a clean and classic Greek key border, there’s an option for every taste. The system also allows for interchangeable art screens so you can switch up your style.
Available at fusiongates.com, $199.
The Stair Barrier
In addition to blocking off doorways, you’ll want to secure your stairs so baby can’t do any unsupervised climbing. The Stair Barrier has contemporary and versatile options that can be quickly installed between a wall and bannister or between two bannisters, then unbuckled and rolled neatly to the side for safe access. The soft, expandable gates are lightweight yet durable with heavy-duty webbing, and they’re travel-ready for wherever you may go with baby in tow. Choose from styles like Just Black (pictured), Burlap Charcoal, or farmhouse-inspired stripes.
Available at thestairbarrier.com, $154.99 and up.
MyDMoose Cable Management Box Organizer
A potentially dangerous household item that babies seem to love is power cords. Keep yours safely out of the way and organized with this stylish and sleek box organizer. The box keeps a power strip or surge protector out of crawlers’ reach and effectively hides your chargers, power adaptors and various media cables, all of which can otherwise become a tangled mess. Rubber feet keep the box where it’s placed too!
Available at mydmoose.com, $24.99.
Safety 1st Adhesive Magnetic Lock System
Kitchen and bathroom cabinets and drawers are full of more potential dangers than most parents care to count. Keep them closed and far from curious hands with a set of discreet but super-strong locks that does the job thanks to the power of 3M adhesive and a magnetic locking mechanism. Each pack comes with four toddler-tested locks and a magnetic key that you keep out of children’s reach.
Available at bestbuy.com, $14.99.
Elf Star Furniture Corner Guard
As soon as your baby starts cruising on furniture, you’ll realize just how many sharp corners are lurking around your house. Whether they're wood, glass, granite, ceramic, metal or plastic, you’ll want them covered in case your little one falls nearby. This 12-pack of extra thick, premium, high-density corner guards is a great, non-toxic choice and comes in plenty of color options to match your tables, counters, cabinets, fireplace hearth and more. Elf Star also has edge protectors for added safety and impact-absorbing benefits.
Available at myelfstar.com, $9.99.
Bink Doory Finger Pinch Guard
If you’re hoping to maintain your clean, white aesthetic after bringing kids into your home, look to Bink for modern babyproofing products, including Dots safety plugs for electric outlets, Up & Away to get blind cords safely stowed, and Bumpy Mini silicone safety corners for furniture. Our favorite is the simple but essential Doory, which acts as a doorway buffer to prevent accidental finger pinches. It’s non-toxic, fits over virtually every door width, and is designed to last throughout childhood.
Available at binkmade.com, $18.99.
Kikkerland Whale Bath Mat
Splish splash, baby’s taking a bath! The only problem is you can find yourselves in a seriously slippery situation. Enter the Kikkerland Whale Bath Mat. Its no-slip suction cups adhere the mat to the tub’s surface, and the latex-free, mildew-resistant natural rubber design keep it clean and safe for use with little ones. Stick this on the bottom of your bath and get baby suds up while staying secure.
Available at kikkerland.com, $19.
—Whitney C. Harris