• The first and greatest task you can begin with, is to go around your home on your hands and knees and starting at the front door. Work your way through the house, room by room, searching for everything that could be a hazard to your baby/toddler.
  • Turn down the temperature of your geyser to avoid accidental scalding when the hot taps are turned on.
  • Either purchase a new crib or make sure that the inheritted crib you are using conforms to the most recent safety guidelines.
  • Remove area loose rugs and carpets near staircases or other dangerous areas.
  • Tuck electrical cords out of sight and push heavy furniture in front of electrical outlets and plug points. This will prevent your child from pulling on the cords and gaining access to the open outlets.
  • Store medicines and cleaning products on high shelves.
  • Separate or cut window blind cords shorter. The safest window-coverings don’t include any cords that could potentially harm a child.
  • Avoid using baby walkers, as they only increase your child’s mobility. With mobility comes access to dangerous areas.
  • Bathtub supports and rings can give parents a false sense of security. They’re helpful to use during bath time, but always be in the bathroom with baby and close to baby.
  • If you have a smoke alarm, make sure it is operable and that the batteries are fresh.
  • If you have a workshop or craft room containing tools, lock up all of your tools and dangerous equipment.

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