Babyproofing Your Home
Thinking of the household dangers that can potentially hurt your baby can feel overwhelming, but babyproofing the home is essential. Learn how to baby proof your kitchen, living room, bathroom, stairs, and elsewhere. Keeping baby safe just got easier.
Babyproofing Your Home: Toys
Chances are that whatever you give your little one to play with will end up in her mouth, so be careful of choking hazards. There’s a quick test to know if a new toy is safe for your child. Follow these child safety tips to help keep your child safe with
of reach remote controls, watches, and flameless candles. These devices often contain lithium ion batteries . These small coin sized batteries can be deadly if ingested. This is an example of a remote control with a lithium ion battery. They're often secure, but if a child plays with it like a toy, banging it against things. They can come loose and pop out. So always keep these up high and out of reach. If you're unsure whether or not a toy is safe, try the toilet paper roll test. If it doesn't fit into the toilet paper roll tube, then its safe for baby. If it does fit into the tube, put it away for later, when your child is
Babyproofing Your Home: Kitchen
You probably know to keep knives away from your baby, but did you know that an average of one child every hour has a high chair-related injury? Follow these child safety tips to baby proof your kitchen and help keep your child safe while you prepare
where a child could bump into them, or pull on them, having hot food come down on them. You should always use the back burners when cooking, and keep the pan handles out of the way, where nobody can grab them. When you're not cooking, it's a good idea to put stove knob covers on the stove knobs. This'll prevent the baby from accidentally turning the stove on. Most of the covers, you simply remove the knob, put the cover on, and then replace the knob again. It closes over the knob, preventing the baby from turning it on. Lots of people keep chemicals, and cleaning supplies , underneath the sink. It's a good idea to latch all the drawers and cabinets that a toddler could reach, to keep them
Babyproofing Your Home: Bathroom
Bath time is supposed to be fun, not dangerous. Start by making sure the temperature is just right and never take your hands off your baby in the tub. Follow these child safety tips to baby proof your bathroom and help keep your child safe when he’s
she doesn't bump her head. Also, make sure the temperature on your water heater is set below 120 degrees to reduce the risk of burns. Another tip. When you're taking your baby out of the bathtub,
Babyproofing Your Home: Crib
Suffocation and SIDS are the leading cause of accidental death in babies under 1 year old, yet many parents still put their babies to sleep in unsafe ways. Follow these child safety tips to baby proof your crib and help keep your child safe when you put
when baby is in th crib. All you need is a fitted crib sheet , that's it. There should be no bumpers, stuffed animals, blankets, or pillows. When using video monitors, they shouldn't be where the baby can grab the cords. They should be mounted high on the wall, where the cords are out of the baby's reach. If the baby is able to pull on the cords, it can become a strangulation hazard . Since 2011 there were new safety standards for cribs. So, do buy yours new, to make sure that yours meets those requirements.
Babyproofing Your Home: Stairs
Baby gates may be the first thing you think of when you baby proof, but buying one is only Step 1 to keeping your kid safe. Make sure the safety gates are installed correctly to prevent any accidental falls. Follow these child safety tips to help keep
Babyproofing Your Home: Grammy’s House
It’s never a bad idea to double-check grandma and grandpa’s house for any potential safety hazards. Make sure little ones aren’t getting into something they shouldn’t and beware of any décor that’s not child friendly. Follow these child safety tips to
safe as you think. Grammy may have some older magnets on her fridge . Magnets like these tend to break over time. If a baby swallows this magnet it could be a choking hazard or worse if the baby swallows two magnets like these, it could cause some serious damage to his intestines. Grandma's purse may contain some dangerous items for your curious baby. Items such as loose change, mints and pills could pose a choking hazard . Grandma needs to put the bag out the baby's reach and when you have visitors over, they need to do the same.
Babyproofing Your Home: Infant Car Seat
Car-seat safety isn’t just for inside the car. Of course, you should keep your little one buckled securely in his car seat while the car is in motion, but there are also important safety hazards to be aware of if you keep your baby in his car seat outside
[MUSIC] Nearly 80% of car seat injuries that occur outside of a vehicle are due from babies falling out of their car seats or from the car seat falling from an elevated surface. So here are some tips. When bringing baby inside, never place the car seat on an elevated surface such as bench. Always leave the baby strapped into their safety harness. And never leave your baby unattended.
Babyproofing Your Home: Nursery
Crib safety isn’t the only thing you need to worry about when it comes to baby proofing your baby’s nursery. Did you know that window blinds could be a strangulation hazard? Follow these child safety tips to help keep your child safe in the nursery.
Babyproofing Your Home: Living Room
Not only can it be tricky for crawling babies and toddlers to get around in a crowded living room, little ones can also be injured by heavy objects falling on them. Follow these child safety tips to baby proof your living room and help keep your child
high up and having it come down on them. Low tables like coffee tables often have sharp corners. These can create a puncture wound when children fall on them, which often requires stitches. It's a good idea to cover these with soft corner guards to prevent
Baby Gate Safety: How to Prevent Injuries
Baby gate injuries have quadrupled in a 10-year period, according to a new study by Nationwide Children's Hospital. Keep your little one safe with these tips on how to properly install gates in your home.
and tumbled down 14 steps. And a newly published study at Nationwide Children's Hospital shows, injuries like those are becoming more common. Despite the voluntary standards and the recalls that we've seen for gates, we're still
scans, she was totally fine but I was very lucky. At Nationwide Children's Hospital this is Clark Howell reporting. It's early, Oh mommy feel.