Child-Proofing a Home

Over 2 million children per year are injured or killed by hazards in the
The best prevention is an alert parent, but the following is a list of other safety devices to help protect your children:

Safety Gates: prevent falls down stairs and keep children away from potentially dangerous areas, such as pools.

Door and Safety Gate Locks: prevent children’s access to rooms and other areas that are potentially dangerous or that are not childproofed.

Anti-Scald Devices: for faucets and showerheads. Also set your water heater temperature to 120° F.

Safety Latches: on cabinets and drawers in the kitchen, bathrooms and other areas where medicines, household cleaners, and knives or other sharp objects are stored.

Window Guards: guards and/or safety netting can help prevent falls from windows, balconies, decks and landings.

Door Stops: stops and door holders can prevent pinch and crush injuries to fingers and hands.

Electrical Receptacle Protectors: (or outlet protectors) help prevent children from exploring electrical wall outlets, which can be VERY dangerous.

Edge Bumpers: on furniture and fireplace hearths prevent serious injury by softening any possible falls against sharp edges and rough surfaces.

Cordless Window Blinds: cut cords help prevent strangulation.

Smoke and Carbon-Monoxide Detectors: outside each bedroom.

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