1. Latch all lower cabinets and drawers in the kitchen,
all bathrooms, laundry room and wet bar.
2. Put a toilet lid lock on all toilets. (A small
toddler can drown in less than 1/2 inch of
3. Replace all doorstops with a one piece doorstop.
(small rubber tips on standard door stops can be
loosened by your toddler and put in their mouth causing
choking) #1 Choking hazard in the home
4. Never leave any child unattended in the bath. An
excellent rule of thumb, always have one hand on the
child while bathing.
5. Use self closing protective electrical outlet covers
to help assure that parents will not forget to replace
the cover after each use.
6. All Closets should be free of dry cleaning bags.
Children can suffocate in these plastic bags.
7. Never leave a baby unattended on a changing table.
Children learn in an instant how to roll over. They
can fall off while you turn away for a second looking
for a diaper.
8. Never hang mirrors or picture frames above a child's
bed; an earthquake can knock them off onto your
9. Turn your hot water heater to 120 degrees. A baby's
skin is more sensitive than an adults. What is warm to
us can scald a small infant.
10. As a parent, get down on your hands and knees and
look around, inside your home, and see what your child
sees through his/her eyes.