Monday, May 17, 2010

Child Proofing Check List

Child Proof Basics
from Babble

Childproofing your home is an important part of keeping your kids safe. Unfortunately, with each new stage of your child's development, new dangers arise on the home front that you have to guard against. It's important to childproof each room of your house for each stage of your child's growth (see below). Your home can be a safe and healthy place for your child, but many dangers are easily overlooked.

Quick Tips from the Experts
  • Give your house a "crawl test" to check for unseen dangers.
  • Don’t call medicine "candy."
  • Always have the number for Poison Control handy
  • Keep your children from seeing you unlock doors and drawers or open safety latches. They can learn from watching you.
  • Keep dog and cat dishes away from your child’s play area.
  • Keep watch for small objects in reachable distances of your child. This includes food, buttons, and other objects kids can choke on.
  • One study shows that parents with childproofed homes don’t need to say "no" as frequently because all dangerous objects are out of reach and children are in safe play areas.
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Different Rooms to Baby Proof: Basics
What to Buy and What to Replace
  • Fit all electric outlets with outlet covers, keep a few in your bag for when you're out.
  • Replace rubber-tipped door stops with soft door jambs. Soft door Jambs at The Pump Station
  • Make sure smoke alarms are working.

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For more information Check out Child Proofing Basics from by Vicki Lansky, available at The Pump Station.

Learn the best safety tips and advice for room-by-room child proofing. You'll also find helpful ideas for when you and Baby are out and about. Holidays, meals and more - it's all covered in Baby Proofing Basics.

American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC)
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24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Language interpreters are always available.
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