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Safety at Home Children and Babies
Stairs Fit stair gates at the bottom or top of stairs. – Bars of gates should be no more than 2.5 inches apart. – Never climb over gate because child may copy you. Regularly check that your banister is secured. Replace loose or damaged carpet or steps.
Kitchen Put safety locks on cabinets and drawers, especially those containing dangerous objects. Keep garbage containers in a cabinet with a child-restraint lock. Always be aware of what your child can reach and keep dangerous objects out of childs reach on work areas. Keep child away from oven doors as some get very hot while the oven is in use.
Bathroom Never leave a young child or baby alone in bathtub. Keep constant check on water temperature in bathtubs and showers. Keep toilet seat closed. Store bathroom chemicals in a cabinet with a safety lock.
Toys Buy toys that are age-appropriate to prevent injury. Dont give your child or baby toys with sharp edges or toys made of thin, rigid plastic. Check toys regularly and always throw away any broken toys.
Outdoor Keep baby and toddler away from poisonous plants. Keep sheds containing tools, equipment, and chemicals locked. Never leave child unattended when playing in or near water. Dont apply chemicals or mow the lawn when child will be playing in the yard.