Keep Your Baby Safe

Forgetting to Lock Cabinets

Risk: Lower cabinets often contain hazardous household materials such as paint, furniture polish, and insecticides. Your child could be poisoned if she swallows these, or her lungs could be damaged from inhaling the fumes.

Remedy: Lock all poisons out of sight and reach of babies. Get a childproof latch to keep kitchen cleaners away from your baby (look for a dual-action model that requires two separate motions to open), and when using products that could harm your child put them away as soon as you're done.

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