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Baby Proofing Your Home

HIDDEN DANGERS IN YOUR HOME YOUR GUIDE TO BABY PROOFING Presented by IS YOUR CUTE BABY ROLLING OVER ALREADY? Before you know it, she'll be scooting herself around, pulling herself up on furniture and then walking around the house. That's right-your baby will become mobile. What does that mean for you? For starters, a lot of running around and more love for nap time, but it also means that you need to get your house in order so that your precious baby won't hurt herself. Are You Ready? That's right, we're talking baby proofing. Here's a checklist to make sure there are no hidden dangers. Unintentional home injury deaths to children are caused primarily by fire and burns, suffocation, drowning, firearms, falls, choking, and poisoning. Safety Around the House Keep electrical cords hidden or out of reach. Safety Gates Gates are a must at the top and bottom of stairs, but can also be used if you don't want your child to roam unattended into certain rooms or areas. : Traskcans Place locks on all trashcans so baby can't get in and play with/eat what's inside. Outlet Cover Place covers over unused outlets. Use outlet covers or sliding outlet plates instead of outlet plugs, which can pose a choking risk. Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detectors There should be at least one carbon monoxide detector on every floor of the home and a smoke detector on the ceiling of each bedroom. 2000 # of children ages 14 and under who die each year from home injury in the U.S. Safety In The Bathroom Drowning The majority of drownings and near-drownings occur in residential swimming pools and in open water sites. However, children Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4. can drown in as little as one inch of water. Make sure all medications, as well as ..... items such as razors, hydrogen perox- ide, nail polish remover and rubbing alcohol are out of children's reach Spout Cover Protect baby from knocking his head on the water spout, or potentially being burned if it becomes hot. Toilet lotek L Babies can drown in toilets. Make sure to get a lock so they can't lift the lid. **** 120 Set your hot water thermostat at a maximum F of 120 degrees fahrenheit to prevent scalding. Safety In The Kitchen Refrigenaton Keep it locked so baby can't pull it open. Pots and Pans When cooking on the stove, keep all pan handles turned in, so baby can't reach up and pull down. Diskmasker Make sure baby can't pull door down. You don't want him reaching in and pulling out dishes /silverware. ....... Sta-Safe Optional Stove Guard Stove Krobs Check that they are locked so they can't be accidentally turned on. ........... Sta-Safe 212? The temperature of boling water at sea level. A spill can lead to 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Safety In The Nursery ................................................. Don't hang shelves or artwork directly over baby's crib for Any crib should meet modern safety standards and have no recalls associated with it. Anchor all of the heavy furniture to a wall to prevent injury if your child tries to climb. obvious reasons. Crib mattress and bedding should fit tightly to prevent suffocation. Crib rails should be spaced no more than 2 7/8" inches apart. Never leave baby unattended on changing table *******..... 1978 If you're using pre-1978 furniture, have it tested to make sure it isn't painted with lead paint. Safety In The Living Room -......................- .................. ............ Door stops and Fingen Guards Baby-proofing doors will kaep of babies and toddlers. Plants can be poisonous if ingested. Keep out of reach those little fingers from : Examples of poisonous plants include the polnettia and iris. ............-.............- Protect your baby from all hard corners such as table edges and fireplace hearths. Use a quality fire screen to prevent baby from getting too close to the fire. Keep all tools and wood :out of baby's reach. ....... The most important step in babyproofing your home is undistracted supervision. Be Proactive • Be Amare Be Safe

Baby Proofing Your Home

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Simple safety steps to prepare your home for a baby. Also ways to avoid common accidents that infants encounter inside the house.


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