Childproofing Your House

Ensuring that your baby is going to be safe in her own home is extremely important. There are many dangers that exist in a house that we adults take for granted, and yet, can be potential dangers for babies. Here are a few pointers and tips to follow:

Around the House

Install CO detectors if you use a gas stove, or if you have an attached garage

Install and maintain working smoke detectors

Keep a fire extinguisher on hand

Plan a fire escape route

First Aid

Assemble a first aid kit for children

Place your doctor's telephone number next to the phone, as well as other emergency numbers

Place non-slip rugs in areas that may be slippery

Water Safety

Set your water heater to 120F

Buy a baby bath that has non slip grooves

If you have a swimming pool, ensure that it is enclosed in a fence, with the correct gate


Ensure that your crib is strong and sturdy, with no sharp edges anywhere

Avoid soft and fluffy bedding

Keep all baby wipes and powders in a safe, out of reach place
In the Car

Purchase a car seat that is strong, and install it correctly

Keep towels in the car, and any other useful items that won't spoil if kept in the car
A mirror that lets you see your baby
Window shades to block out the sun

Don't forget that you will need to change your safety techniques as your baby gets older.

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