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Babyproofing for your Crawling Child

More than 2 million children are injured in their homes each year. Now that your little one is mobile, it's time to make sure your home a safe haven.
baby crawling When to Start

Most parents wait until their children start to crawl before baby-proofing the home -- and they find themselves in a panic over all that needs to be done. "I recommend doing it before the baby is born and you're too busy dealing with a newborn to even think about childproofing. You don't need any more stress in your life once the baby arrives," says Kimberlee Mitchell, a professional baby-proofer and chief adviser for the Safety 1st Squad. ?Parents can make it a more pleasant experience by taking their time with each room."