___ 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 AmericanBaby.com Ages & Stages weekly baby newsletter, Week 14.
Originally published on AmericanBaby.com, March 2006.
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