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Quick Child Proofing Tips

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 12:00 AM
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Kids. They grow so fast. One day they're newborns, the next they're pulling themselves up and taking their first steps, and before you know it they're running around the house (and into everything in their way). That's why there' s no time like the present to childproof your house, or at least tackle a room.

The kitchen, a notoriously dangerous room in the house is the best one to proof first. Start low, and work your way up. The cabinets (like that one under the sink, where you house all the cleaners) should be securely fastened. Even if your child isn't quite ready to open up the cabinet, do it now while you're thinking of it. Next, secure the stove's knobs. Kids, who can just about reach the knobs, means they can turn it on accidentally. Next watch out for for garbage disposals and automatic hot water faucets.

In the bathroom, the same thing goes for the cabinet under the sink--secure those doors with a safety latch. Keep all razors away from little hands, and make sure to always unplug devices like toothbrush chargers and hairdryers.

Now make sure any cords, from blinds or curtains, are tied high and out of the way. And, if you didn't do so already, attach shelving, big flat-screen TVs, and TV-stands to walls. There are kits available, and some of the taller shelving even comes with wall fasteners.

There are so many child proofing tips--the more aware we are the better--how do you child proof your home?

by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 12:00 AM
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onecuteladybug2
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Thanks for the tips!

onecuteladybug2
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 10:06 PM

I make sure that all electronic cords are out of reach.

iam4you2
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Thank You

othermom
by Ruby Member on Mar. 29, 2011 at 9:37 AM

Good tips

daerca574
by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 9:39 AM

 great tips! Thanks for sharing!

amy7243
by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 9:39 AM
Great tips!
bether89
by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Crawl around on the floor and look around for anything that baby might choke on.

bether89
by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 11:16 AM

I just saw a show and they said don't let babies play with pots and pans that you cook with, bcause little ones will see their "toy" on the stove and try to  play with it and get burned.

bether89
by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 11:17 AM

We have safety plugs in all electrical outlets.

Samanthamommy
by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Thanks!

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