Use a VCR lock to prevent your child's prying fingers from getting trapped in the video slot.
Check under recliners and sofa cushions for loose change and other choking hazards, especially after guests leave.
Don't put artificial or decorative fruit on your coffee table. "To your toddler, they can seem like a delicious buffet," says Lauri Berkenkamp, author of "Mom, the Toilet's Clogged!": Kid Disasters and How to Fix Them (Nomad Press, 2002). Also, keep potpourri and arrangements with rocks or marbles out of reach.
Secure bookcases to the wall with brackets. Your tiny tot could topple a bookcase simply by reaching for a book or climbing on a shelf.
Cut window-blind cords, or tie them out of kids' reach, to prevent strangulation. Remove small plastic pulls or metal slides from the window cords to prevent choking.
Hide electrical wires behind furniture. Never run them under carpeting. And cover up any exposed outlets with screw-on covers or cap plugs.