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Here is a list of suggestions for you when safeguarding your home and yard for baby. Always have adult supervision for your child. Try getting down on your hands and knees and think like a child to see what other safety precautions you can take in your home.

Keep pillows, stuffed animals and fluffy blankets out of the crib to avoid suffocation.
Place your baby to sleep on his back, this is said to reduce the risk of SIDS.
Be sure that playpens and cribs meet government standards.
Never leave your baby on the couch unattended.
Keep outlets free and clear of any curtains or bedding.
Always use the seatbelt and assure that it is snug when your baby is in a swing or bouncy chair.
Assure that your water heater is set to 120°F (49°C) or less.
Install child resistant outlet covers on all your outlets.
Store hair dryers, electric razors, etc. in a locked cupboard and away from electrical outlets.
Always lock away matches and lighters.
Keep any small toys or objects, such as coins and buttons out of your infant’s reach.
As soon as your baby can touch the mobiles in the crib, remove them.
Cut any cords on blinds so that they are not looped or long, and never place a crib or bed by a window.
Watch your toy boxes. Remove lids or be sure that there is ventilation if your baby can get trapped inside.
Know all the names of your house and garden plants. Many plants are poisonous or can cause diarrhea or vomiting.
Install mounted gates at the top and bottom of all stairs.
Never use the old style accordion gates. These are dangerous as baby can get caught and/or pinched.
Remove coffee tables with sharp corners or cover the corners with padding.
Mount any shelving units to the wall so they can’t fall on your child if pulled on.
Keep all cleaning supplies, medications, alcohol, and vitamins locked in an upper cabinet.
Never leave the iron on the ironing board.
Fasten any loose rugs or mats with foam or tape.
Be sure to keep the bathroom door closed and the toilet seat cover down. Install a seat cover lock.
Use non-skid mats in the tub.
Use a rubber bottom mat on the bathroom floor.
Never leave your child unattended in the bathtub, not even for a second.
Install child proof latches on all cupboards and drawers that contain knives, tools, cutlery, heavy tin cans, cleaners, kitchen utensils, toothpaste, vitamins or medicine.
Use unbreakable dishes for your baby/child's meals and snacks.
Keep anything that you child can climb on away from stoves and counters in the kitchen.
Have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.
Be sure that you have working smoke alarms on every floor of your home.
Cook on the back elements whenever possible and always keep pot handles turned in.
Install guards on the element and oven controls.
Keep your child out of the kitchen or in a playpen or highchair while you are cooking and preparing meals.
Do not use tablecloths that a child can grab and pull off of the table.
Place furniture away from windows.
Ensure that your windows and screens are in good repair and that you child cannot push out of the window.

Useful links:
Safety Recalls
We list child related safety recalls on site, or use the links to visit CPSC for a full listing.
Poisonous Plants / Common Names
An extensive list of poisonous plants. Each plant has a link with a description.
Reducing the risk of SIDS
A list of risk factors from the SIDS network.
Child Appliance Safety Practices offers some tips on teaching young children to safely use common household appliances, such as the dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer.

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