Tips for Childproofing:

 

  • Outlet plugs and sliding outlet covers for outlets lower than counter height

  • Corner protectors, foam and silicone styles for sharp edges at child height

  • Furniture tethers for dressers, TVs and book shelves

  • Cabinet door locks, for cabinets that contain poisons and other dangers

  • Drawer latches to keep knives and sharp objects out of curious hands

  • Blind cords out of reach

  • Mounted gates at the top and bottom of stairs, pressure gates don’t offer enough support

  • Crib should be lowered to the lowest setting once your LO is sitting or pulling up

  • Be sure no cords or wires are accessible, especially sound machines and baby monitors

  • Keep all items 6 inches from the edge of the counter and tables, out of reach of little hands

  • Set the water heater to a lower setting to prevent accidental burns

  • Cook using the back burners, when possible

  • Remove dish towels from the oven door handle

  • Keep all medications, vitamins and supplements out of reached, in a locked cupboard

  • Have a fire extinguisher on each level of the home, and one in the master bedroom

  • Change batteries in smoke detectors and CO2 detectors every 6 month

  • Have a family escape plan and practice it yearly

  • Have all parents, grandparents and caregivers take a First Aid & CPR class that focuses on infants and toddlers