Three Tricks for Baby-proofing Your Hotel Room

Eliminate (or at least reduce the stress) of a family vacation by keeping little ones safe with easy-to-pack items.i

Kids and vacations
Bringing young children, or even babies, on vacation can be very stressful. But it doesn’t have to be.Shutterstock

There’s a lot to consider when traveling with your youngest family members, and you can’t count on hotel rooms to be baby-proofed ahead of time. There are plenty of options, but you’ll to make sure that everything will be light and compact so that it won’t weigh you down while traveling, and reliable enough to keep your kids safe.

Keeping it safe

Door Lever Lock
Door Lever Lock Child Proof Doors and Handles.Amazon

The first thing you'll want to secure is the door to the room itself. While hotel doors usually come with (at least) one lock already, some extra reinforcement can put your mind at ease. Childproof door handles are a good place to start. You'll want something that can be installed quickly and easily, as well as be removed without any damage or unsightly marks left behind. Once in place, it can not only keep everyone safe and inside, but they can keep you from accidentally getting locked out, as well.

Secure the interior

Adoric
Adoric Sliding Cabinet Locks.Amazon

With the doors to the outside world safe and protected, there could be plenty of potential hazards inside the room. Obviously, every room is different, so you'll want something that's not only adjustable to work with any setup your room has, but can also be removed without damaging anything. This way you can make sure your kids is safe in your temporary environment.

Power Off

JOOL
Outlet Plug Covers.Amazon

Granted, electrical outlets aren't always easy to find in your average hotel room, but you'll still want to keep them off limits from tiny fingers. A few portable, discreet outlet coverings should do the trick here. Of course, you'll want to make sure they're easy to grab come checkout time, and affordable enough that if you did accidentally leave a couple behind, they won't be too costly to replace.