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How Can I Baby Proof Our Hotel Room When We Travel
Crawling around: Crawl around on your hands and knees and see things at a child's level. Remove things that you do not want broken. Look for sharp corners on furniture etc and find ways to protect them. Consider a lock on the tv/stereo cabinet f it is at child eye level. Plug electrical outlets. Make sure there are not areas your child can get trapped behind things. Life to the baby is an adventure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is essential: Baby and child proofing your home will prove both a sanity saver and keep your baby safe. Once your baby becomes mobile (rolling, crawling, walking), she will be curious about everything and i mean everything. And? It will all go into the mouth at first. Keep choking and toxic hazards out of reach, plug those outlets, gate those stairs, and keep re-evaluating your home child proofing needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby's activities: Depending on the age, when your baby is crawling or cruising or walking, you need to get down at his/her level to a)remove any sharp objects b) put kindergaard locks on cabinets c) gates on stairways d) avoid baby walkers e) remove beakables and precious items & f) be present, be present, be present. Distraction often works when your child is "on a mission" to get into trouble. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep them closed: Toddlers and older children are attracted to windows, especially when open , so they can be a danger zone. For the 2-6yr group, they are creative at moving ottomans or chairs up to windows to see out, they lean on a screen not understanding it won't hold them & fall out. Either keep windows locked or have locks that prevent opening more than a few inches and store easily moved furnature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep the door closed: There are parts of your house where you can remove items that might harm the inquisitive baby. But there are times like the early todler years when you should keep baby out. Open toilets are a magnet for the child facinated by floating objects, yet todlers are top heavy & may tople in & drown trying to retreive a toy. I don't trust toliet locks or all family mbrs using them correctly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am limited...: ...To 420 characters to answer, but most pitfalls are beautifully shown here: http://babydr.Us/wordpress/2007/01/21/15/comment-page-1/#comment-23 and more detailed information here: http://familydoctor.Org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/safety/kids-family/027.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get on all fours: Get down to their level and while on all fours, go through your entire house preferably several people should do this. As previously stated lock up just about everything that the child could get their hands into. Remember drapes, electric cords, tv sets and audio equipment that could topple over, pull cord for window blinds, etc. Remember to: lock, cover, protect and discard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knob covers/latches: A great way to baby proof the kitchen is to get down on your hands and knees and look at what a baby can pull on, open, turn, or put in their mouth. Often times, it's the stove and oven knobs that need covers, doors need latches (even the fridge), pots and pans that can be pulled down need to be put up, cords of course need to be put up, and sharp/heavy objects need to be put away. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is my newborn baby proof or I have to have a medical condition to use the fmla for maternity leave?
FMLA: Your baby's birth certificate or hospital discharge should meet the requirements--but best to check with your benefits' advisor. ...Read more
How to tell: First - before even making reservations, check on line to read ratings & read comments by recent residents at that hotel.That may key you in on hotels that should be avoided. Here are some tell tale signs that your hotel room could be infested w bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on bedding. Blood smears usually turn black over time. Second you may see amber colored “shells” which occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tell Tale Signs: Agree w dr fisher. Here are some tell tale signs of bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on bedding . Remember that the blood smears usually turn black over time. Second you may see amber colored “shells” which occurs when the bed bug sheds it's exoskeleton. A third sign of infestation is bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). The fourth sign can occur with a heavy infestation – an odor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Are you talking about staying by yourself in your parents' hotel room for part of the evening while they go out, or renting a hotel room all by yourself? If parents' hotel room, it is their decision, based on their impression of how mature & responsible your behavior is, and how safe the hotel is. To rent a hotel room by yourself, you usually have to be at least 18 and show id to prove it. ...Read more
An uncleaned hotel room door knob may have millions of germs on it. But, why would this be a hygiene type issue when germs are probably dead?
Hard to treat: Bed bugs are a global problem. They hitch-hikie from place to place in luggage, etc. When traveling check your hotel for small insects the size of an apple seed in the crevices of bedding, baseboards, etc. Keep your luggage off the floor (use bathtub if needed) to avoid bringing them home. Heat is best way to kill them: put your clothing in dryer for 20 min. Don't bring luggage into your house. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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