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  • According to the National Safe Kids Campaign, each year approximately 14 million children (thats 1 out of 4 children) are injured seriously enough to require medical attention. Unintentional injury is the #1 cause of death for America's children, and many of these injuries are preventable.

 

  • Although no household can be 100% safe and accident-free,babyproofing your home is the best way to keep your child safe.By baby-proofing you will gain awareness of the potential dangers in your home and obtain solutions to help keep your baby safe.

 

  • When Should You Baby-Proof Your Home?
  1. Baby-proof now before your baby learns to crawl and you will be ready for action when the time comes and it will be here before you know it!
  2. When babies start to crawl they have already begun to explore his or her world. Baby-proof now to help make those discoveries safe ones!
  • Kitchen Safety
  1. Cabinets and drawers contain many hazards,such as cleaning supplies that are toxic, plastic bags which pose a suffocation and chocking hazard, breakable and sharp objects, and food that can be a choking hazard. Be sure to lock all cabinets and drawers to keep your baby safe from the contents.Knives can be dangerous,even when they are on a counter top and seemingly out of your baby's reach. Your child can reach for the knives while you are carrying them so it is best to keep the knives in a locked cabinet or drawer.
  2. Ovens and stoves are hot and can burn your baby. To prevent burns keep your oven and stove knobs locked.
  3. Keep appliances such as refrigerator, dishwasher and garbage disposal locked to prevent your baby from accessing sharp or breakable objects as well as choking hazards. 
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  • Bathtime Safety
  1. To prevent burns set your hot water heater to 120 degrees fahrenheit or lower. Always check your waters temperature before placing your baby in the tub. Swirl the water around with your hand to eliminate hot spots.
  2. Prevent your toddler from bumping his or her head by using a spout cover.
  3. Keep cabinets and drawers locked to prevent children from accessing toothpaste, perfumes, soaps, lotions, deodorant, mouthwash, etc
  4. Install a toilet lock onto your toilet to prevent a child from falling in.
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  • Living Room/Play Room Safety
  1. The hard sharp edges of coffee tables and end tables can pose a hazard to crawling babies. Be sure to pad corners and edges to avoid injury.
  2. Cover all outlets to prevent an electrical shock.
  3. Blind cords can pose a strangulation hazard to children. wrap up the excess blind cords with blind cord winders to keep them out of reach.
  4. Prevent your child from pulling furniture onto his or herself by securing it to the wall with the anti tip furniture straps.  
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  • Doors
  1. Install door lever locks and door knob locks on all doors in your house, not only to prevent your child from leaving the house , but to stop a child from locking themselves in a inside room all alone.
  2. Install finger guards to stop the doors from closing all the way to prevent your child from getting their fingers pinched.
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  • Ideally you will want to stay one step ahead or your curious baby. Don't wait for an accident to baby-proof your home. Remember, it's never too early to start thinking about safety.