Baby Safety Tips to Try Today

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Oh, baby! Is your house prepped and ready for the littlest loved ones in your life? Use this helpful checklist to ensure your baby is safe and sound at home.

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  • Set your water heater below 120 degrees to prevent scalding at bath time.
  • Test and replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors twice per year.
  • Keep fire extinguishers handy and on each floor of your home.
  • Install childproof latches on lower cabinets and doors.
  • Anchor bookcases and appliances to the wall or floor.
  • Replace window shades with accordion-style blinds and drapes.
  • Install safety gates at the top and bottom of the stairs and in any room that’s off limits.
  • Keep toilet seat down when not in use and consider installing a toilet seat latch.
  • Keep the crib free of blankets, loose sheets, pillows and stuffed animals to prevent suffocation.
  • Install childproof outlets or place childproof outlet covers on all outlets in your home.
  • Reduce allergens in your home by cleaning tile, upholstery, carpet, and other flooring surfaces.
  • Clean bath toys to prevent mold or the spread of illness between your children.
  • Test and improve your indoor air quality, as indoor air pollution can cause serious health issues.
  • Paint your walls safely when a baby is on the way!
  • Move cleaning supplies and detergents out of reach and lock them away.
  • Unplug small appliances when not in use.
  • Remove toxic houseplants from your home entirely or out of grabby hand’s reach.
  • Ensure your dishwasher is closed and latched when not in use.
  • Place corner protectors on sharp furniture corners.
  • Remove small items and décor that pose choking hazards.

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