If you have a toddler constantly escaping the house, you know how frustrating it can be.
They are constantly finding new and inventive ways to get out!
This blog post will share some tips and tricks that will help keep your toddler safe and inside the house where they belong!
Toddler Escaping The House? Here Is My Guide
Make sure all doors and windows are locked.
One of the most important things you can do to stop your toddler from escaping is to make sure all doors and windows are locked. This will prevent them from opening them and getting out.
When installing these locks, ensure that older kids can reach them (the ones that no longer run out of the house!)
Install a baby gate at the top and bottom of the stairs
Put a baby gate at the bottom and top of the stairs.
This will block off their main escape route and give you some peace of mind.
If your toddler is determined to get out, they may be able to figure out how to open a baby gate. In this case, you may need to get creative with your toddler proofing.
A baby gate at the top and bottom of the stairs will either stop your toddler from escaping or slow them down enough for you to intervene. Hopefully, you will hear the sound of the gate being opened and react to stop them from reaching the escape!
Create a designated play area for your toddler inside the house
Create a place for your toddler to play inside the house. This will help to toddler-proof your home and make it easier to keep an eye on your little one.
It also gives your toddler an ‘entertainment’ zone, which will hopefully stop them from trying to escape your house to seek a more entertaining life!
Supervise your toddler at all times when they are playing indoors
Supervising your toddler at all times is key to preventing them from escaping the house. This means being in the same room as them, or at least within eyesight, whenever playing.
If you have to leave the room for a moment, make sure someone else is there to watch them.
Door alarms – you might want to install some.
If you have a toddler escaping the house, you may want to consider installing door alarms. These alarms will notify you when your toddler tries to open the door, so you can take action to stop them.
There are a few different types of door alarms available, so you will need to choose the one that best suits your needs. For example, some door alarms are battery-operated, while others are wired into the home’s electrical system. You will also need to decide whether you want a loud alarm or a quiet one.
Installing door alarms can be tricky, so you may want to hire a professional to do it for you. But if you’re feeling handy, you can probably handle the installation yourself.
Don’t forget – reward good behavior!
When it comes to toddlers, rewarding their good behavior is one of the most effective ways to ensure that they continue to behave well.
If your toddler knows that they will get a prize for staying in the house, they are more likely to do so. Of course, this isn’t always possible, but it’s worth a try!
Toddler-proof your home for additional security
You might need to toddler-proof your home so that your toddler can’t escape. You can add extra security measures like locks on doors and windows. You can also add gates or fences around the perimeter of your property. If you have a pool, you should consider installing a fence around it. By taking these precautions, you can help to ensure that your toddler stays safe at home.
If your toddler is still escaping the house, you might need to consider changing your toddler’s routine. If your toddler is used to napping in the afternoon, try moving their nap to the morning or evening. You can also try to keep your toddler occupied with activities inside the house to be less likely to want to escape. By making some changes to your toddler’s routine, you can help to keep them safe at home.
If your toddler is escape-prone, it’s essential to be extra vigilant. Keep an eye on your toddler, and supervise them when they are outside. If you can’t be with your toddler all the time, consider hiring a babysitter or daycare provider. By taking these precautions, you can help to keep your toddler safe from harm.
If you have a toddler who likes to escape, or if you’re just looking for ways to keep your home safe, we hope these tips will help.
Remember, it takes time and patience to train your child not to escape, but the effort is worth it.
Have you tried any of these methods? Let us know in the comments how they worked for you.