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10 Baby Proofing Items You Need In Your Japanese Home

10 Baby Proofing Items You Need In Your Japanese Home

We love to watch our babies grow and explore their surroundings, but we don’t often realize what’s dangerous until they’ve gotten their little hands and months on something!

Baby proofing items are called itazura boushi guzzu (イタズラ防止グッズ) and you can find them at your local 100 yen shop, baby shops like Akachan Honpo, Nishi Matsuya, and Babies R Us, and online at Amazon Japan.

Be sure to check out Japan Parenting Groups and Resources, and don’t hesitate to ask other parents for recommendations or if they have a few extra items lying around at home.

***10 Baby Proofing Items You Need In Your Japanese Home***

Gate

10 Baby Proofing Items You Need In Your Japanese Home

Kicking off this list of must-haves is a gate. You might want two or three depending on the layout of your home, especially if you have stairs.

Considering that most Japanese homes, apartments, and condos have a genkan (lowered entrance way), a gate is a great way to prevent unexpected falls.

If you have the opportunity, visit a baby store so that you can physically test out the different varieties. Akachan Honpo has a great display corner for all their baby gates.

Nihon Ikuji Gate – Available on Amazon Japan – 8625 yen

Table Corner Protectors

Once babies reach the standing/walking stage, they’re right at the perfect height for bumping into the sharp corners of a table or TV stand.

Set of 20 Corner Covers – Available on Amazon Japan — 990 yen

TV/Furniture Guard

10 Baby Proofing Items You Need In Your Japanese Home

TVs are another item that kids are instantly drawn to once they start walking. Prevent nasty falls and accidents with these straps that can be attached to TVs and large pieces of furniture.

Calish TV Guard – Available on Amazon Japan – 999 yen

***10 Baby Proofing Items You Need In Your Japanese Home***

Bed Fence

Help your kids establish independence and prevent falls with a bed guard. They are also a great for co-sleeping.

Nihon Ikuji Bed Fence – Available on Amazon Japan – 3,730 yen

Outlet Caps

One baby proof item that you can never have enough of is outlet covers. While outlet covers do come in cute designs, I stick with the plain translucent or white ones so that my daughter is not drawn to them.

Set of 12 Outlet Covers – Available on Amazon Japan — 204 yen

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Box Outlet Covers

These are a special kind of outlet covering that allow you to keep your TV and other electronics plugged in while preventing your child from pulling the cords.

Richell Box Outlet Cover – Available on Amazon Japan – 1140 yen

Sliding Door Locks

Keep little fingers safe with these one touch guard locks (until they can find some other kind of trouble to get into). Use on drawers, sliding doors, screen doors, and more.

Happyshop Set of 4 Door Locks – Available on Amazon Japan – 1,119 yen

***10 Baby Proofing Items You Need In Your Japanese Home***

Refrigerator/Freezer Locks

These locks stick on the sides of a refrigerator or freezer sliding compartment. To open, simply press the two pieces together.

Available on Amazon Japan – 420 yen

Cabinet Locks

10 Baby Proofing Items You Need In Your Japanese Home

Easy to install and easy to open, these locks are a must-have for any home. They stick to practically any surface — just be sure to make room for the arm to extend fully between base and the door handle.

Canwn Set of 10 Cabinet Locks – Available on Amazon Japan – 1,380 yen

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Flexible Cabinet Locks

Because they are made of a lightweight and flexible plastic, these locks can wrap around any surface. Use them on microwave doors, toilet seats — anywhere you see fit!

Ugoo Set of 5 Flexi Locks – Available on Amazon Japan – 980 yen

Table Edge Padding

10 Baby Proofing Items You Need In Your Japanese Home

Covering the edges of a table or TV stand just isn’t enough. Soften a painful fall by padding the edges of a table or TV stand with this cushion tape.

Roll of Clear Plastic Edge Padding – Available On Amazon Japan – 1,299 yen

10 Baby Proofing Items You Need In Your Japanese Home

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10 Baby Proofing Items You Need In Your Japanese Home

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Written by: Teni Wada. American by birth, Japanese by choice, and traveler at heart. Tokyo-based content creator who enjoys browsing combini shelves for limited edition drinks and snacks. Discover her travel adventures and life as a first-time mom on her lifestyle blog babykaiju.com and Instagram @wadateni.

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