U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 23-year-old member asked:

What baby-proofing equipment is essential?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes, for a safe baby: Homes are just chock full of things from which little ones can get hurt. Sharp corners and edges, electrical outlets and cords and devices, kitchen utensils, hair dryers, poisons - our homes are filled with potential booby traps for unsuspecting and prying little ones. You can make many things safe using basic common sense, but some things, like electrical outlets, will need some special tools.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Vigilant parents: There are a lot of products for "baby proofing" the house. Some, like stairs guards, are important in certain situations, but common sense and vigilant parents are the most important.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Similar questions

A member asked:

Which baby proofing equipment is necessary, and what is simply nice to have?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Gates on Stairs: Baby proofing is about providing a safe environment for your infant- most of that you can do without expensive baby proofing equipment. Make sure medicines and cleaning supplies are kept high out of your infants reach or in locked cabinets. Look for heavy objects that can be pulled down onto himself. Stairs are a big hazard- securing a gate at the top of the stairs is a must in most households.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A member asked:
What should I think about while baby-proofing?
2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
A member asked:
How can I baby proof our hotel room when we travel?
3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 36-year-old member asked:
Is my newborn baby proof or I have to have a medical condition to use the fmla for maternity leave?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.