3.07.2009

How to Baby Proof Your House

I have this in my save documents that I got in eHow and thought this is good here. Since this is a blog named after my lil pea;) Things I get to share will be all about my lil one! If you have babies and haven’t baby proof your house yet, here are on how to do it! Good luck;)

1. COVERS/GUARD
Cover all electrical outlets. Door guards are important to prevent babies and children from smashing their fingers. Toilet guards are sold to keep little ones from getting into the toilet.

2. CABINETS
To promote safety in the kitchen and bathrooms, put latches on cabinets and drawers.

3. SHELVES AND TALL UNITS
To prevent tall units from falling on children, screw all shelving, tall dressers and cabinets into the wall. Little ones like to climb.

4. BABY FENCE/LOCKS
Put up a baby fence at the top and bottom of the steps. Make sure that your sliding door has a child proof lock at the top.

5. PREVENT POISONING
Put all household cleaners, medicines, and chemicals in a high area in your house. Know your poison control center number.

6. WINDOW GUARDS
Get window gaurds for your windows, especially if you live on a 2nd floor.

7. BABY MOBILES
Should be removed from the crib and playpen once your baby can stand.

8. SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS
Make sure that you have working batteries in both your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Check your detectors at least every few months.

9. FURNITURE
Remove furniture with sharp corners and put corner protectors on the rest.

10. TELEVISION
Make sure that your television is in a safe place and on a sturdy stand (if not wall mounted). If you have a flat screen, make sure that the safety belt is safely attached from the table to the back of the tv.

11. BREAKABLES AND SMALL OBJECTS
Remove breakables and small objects from lower shelving.

12. TOYS
Make sure that toys are age appropriate. Make sure that there are not any small breakable parts that could be potential choking hazards.

13. PREVENT DROWNING
To prevent drowning, empty all water from bathtubs and pails, keep the door to the bathroom closed and never leave your child alone near any container of water no matter what size it is.

14. BUNK BEDS
Please remember that children under age 6 years of age should not be allowed to sleep in the upper bunk.

15. CHORDS AND DRAW STRINGS
Please shorten all chords from window coverings. Be careful with clothing that has draw strings as they can be a potential choking hazard.

16. SENSOR
To prevent fatal accidents, make sure that your garage has a sensor.

Have fun Mommies!

1 comments:

Japanese culture said...

Hey thats an excellent write up dude....

Thanks for sharing.... we ve got a 3 year baby at place and thsi would be really helpful.

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