Checklist: How to Babyproof, Away from Home

It's not always possible to keep babies in child-safe environments. Away from home, always inspect any new room for these possible risks.

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.

___ Check for choking hazards.

___ Make sure no toy or object can fit inside a film canister.

___ Remove items with breakable or jagged pieces.

___ Check that all cleaning supplies and chemicals are safely stored.

___ Get down on the floor, or on your child's level, to see unsafe items your child might find appealing.

___ Move any toxic plants to another room or out of reach.

Excerpted from the Ages & Stages weekly baby newsletter, Week 14.

Originally published on, March 2006.

All content here, including advice from doctors and other health professionals, should be considered as opinion only. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.

American Baby


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