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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 help baby proof the house and keep your child safe while visiting his grandparents.

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[MUSIC]. Grandma makes the best babysitter. After all, who loves your baby more? But, her home might not be as 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. Make it a habit for you and Grandmmy not to use table cloths if there's a toddler in the house. A toddler can pull on a table cloth and anything on top can come tumbling down on him. When Grammy comes over to babysit at your house, make sure she knows that baby has to go back to sleep, never on their stomach. Putting a baby on their back reduces the risk of SIDS and suffocation. [MUSIC]