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What is the best way to baby proof our stairs?

What is the best way to baby proof our stairs?

Baby gate: Invest in a good baby gate to avoid the infant from falling down the steps. ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the kitchen?

What is the best way to baby proof the kitchen?

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 more

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What is the best way to baby proof the bathroom?

What is the best way to baby proof the bathroom?

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 more

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What is the best way to baby proof the nursery?

What is the best way to baby proof the nursery?

Safety Anticipation: I have found that by anticipating your child's normal development steps and then predicting what they may be doing in 6 months will allow us to stay " ahead " of them. In other words institute protection 6 months from where we are now! ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the living room?

What is the best way to baby proof the living room?

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 more

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What are the best ways to baby proof my house?

What are the best ways to baby proof my house?

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 more

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How do I baby proof windows?

How do I baby proof windows?

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 more

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How do I baby proof my house?

How do I baby proof my house?

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 more

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When should I baby proof the house?

When should I baby proof the house?

0 months: The earlier the better; if you have your electric plugs, cabinet locks, stair gates, etc, in place for a while, it will be easier to figure out what you've overlooked before your child does. ...Read more

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Why safety items do we need to baby proof our home?

Why safety items do we need to baby proof our home?

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 more

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