Baby Safety Month

Posted by: Tom Treanor on September, 08, 2012

Bringing home baby can be stressful but making sure your home is safe for baby is a part of being a new parent. You may think that there isn’t much a newborn can do or get into but before you know it your tiny little baby will be toddling around and getting into everything.

Here are some quick baby proofing tips to get you started:

-Check the crib slats and make sure they are no further than 2 3/8th inches apart.

-No soft bedding, blankets or toys in the cribs which can cause suffocation.

-Remove hanging cords and secure them from window blinds and treatments.

-Plug all electrical outlets.

-Set the water heater to no more than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

-Install locking lids on all toilets.

-Store poisons, including medications in a high cabinet. All medications and toxic chemicals should also have safety lids.

-Use foam corners to soften all the hard and sharp corners of tables, the hearth etc.

-Install baby proof locks on drawers and cabinets.

-Door locks and hinge protectors are also good ideas for doors to rooms and closets.

These are just a few tips for baby proofing your home. You can find more information on how to keep kids safe from the American Academy of Pediatrics at

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