Products that Protect
HotStop Anti-Scald Tub Spout
This replacement spout reduces water flow to a trickle when it gets too hot ($50; h2otstop.com).
First Alert Radon Gas Test Kit
Place this kit in a lower-level room for 24 hours, then mail it in to get results ($22; firstalert.com).
KidCo Safeway Wall-Mounted Safety Gate
Prevent falls by mounting this sturdy gate at the top and bottom of your stairs ($70; kidco.com).
First Alert Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray
This aerosol spray is easier to use than a traditional fire extinguisher and is safe for small fires nearly anywhere in your home ($30 for two; firstalert.com).
Guardian Angel Window Guard
It is strong enough to help prevent your child from falling out a window -- but can be quickly removed so you can escape during a fire ($50 to $120; angelguards.com).
Cresci Window Wedge Window Stop
Attach these wedge-shaped plastic stoppers to window frames to limit how far the window will open ($6 for two; windowwedge.com).
Kidde Nighthawk Carbon Monoxide Alarm
It has a backup battery to ensure your air is safe even when the power's out and you might use a generator ($35; kiddeus.com).
Originally published in the August 2009 issue of Parents magazine.