5. Low Shelves and Coffee Tables
We don’t realize how many sharp corners exist in our lives until they threaten our little ones. Low shelves and tables represent a twofold risk: sharp corners, and heavy items your baby could pull onto himself.
The solution: First, move all glass, small, and heavy objects off reachable surfaces. Put them in higher spots or pack them away altogether. Remember heavy coasters or coffee table books. Then, tape washcloths or cut off tennis balls to the corners of tables and shelves. We recommend using painters’ tape because it is easier on paint and wood finishes.