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 water)
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 sleeping child.
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.