From the moment you bring your babies home from the hospital to the time that they start going to school (and even further, although in a different way), your house has a number of normal ways of operating that can pose a threat to your child. For that reason, baby-proofing your home is something that should be high on the priority list either before you have the babies or soon after they come home.

Ideally, you should get a start on baby-proofing your home before your babies are born. The main reason for this is that parents of multiples do not have a lot of extra time to do things, even things as important as baby-proofing. It is not impossible for you to start and finish the process after the babies are born, but every moment that you spend planning beforehand saves you a moment that will allow you to be with your babies after the fact.

If you are worried about doing the baby-proofing wrong, you can easily call upon the expertise of your local hardware or baby store to help you out. Almost all of them will have an expert on the subject that can walk you through what you need to know. Alternatively, you can just buy everything yourself and then use the instructions that come with the product in order to baby-proof everything that needs protection.

If you find that you’re stuck for time and don’t have the ability to baby-proof absolutely everything, there are certain priority steps that you can take to cover the most obvious problems that could arise. Plugging up electrical outlets, baby-proofing drawers in the kitchen that have sharp objects in them and making sure that the electronic items in the bathroom are out of reach are good examples of high priority targets.

Baby-proofing might not seem like it matters a lot right now, but remember that your multiples are going to grow and become more mobile with each passing day. For this reason, you are eventually going to get to a point where you can’t keep an eye on all of them all the time and when that day comes, you will be glad you did the baby-proofing ahead of time.