Placing Your Baby on Furniture
Risk: Once your baby can sit up, you may be tempted to plop him down on a sofa, bed, or countertop. Don't do it. Broken bones from falls off furniture are extremely common between 6 and 12 months.
Remedy: Avoid placing your baby anywhere above floor level unless you're within arm's reach. And when you set him down in an infant-carrier seat, always keep the straps buckled.