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How do I baby proof my house to protect my crawling baby?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Crawl around

By crawling around yourself, you can see what your baby sees and see what she may get into and thus remove the hazards.

In brief: Crawl around

By crawling around yourself, you can see what your baby sees and see what she may get into and thus remove the hazards.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Be a baby

To protect a crawling baby, you must pretend you are one.
Get down on your hands, knees and butt and take a good look at what you see. Any outlet, cord, door, drawer or tiny little opening is inviting to an exploring child. Then make sure those things you see don't have danger - put electrical plug covers on, lock doors and drawers or move stuff out of them you don't want baby to have.

In brief: Be a baby

To protect a crawling baby, you must pretend you are one.
Get down on your hands, knees and butt and take a good look at what you see. Any outlet, cord, door, drawer or tiny little opening is inviting to an exploring child. Then make sure those things you see don't have danger - put electrical plug covers on, lock doors and drawers or move stuff out of them you don't want baby to have.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Baby " walkers" put infants in more danger of reaching cords of hot appliances (and don't help in walking). Turn pot handles inwards.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Baby " walkers" put infants in more danger of reaching cords of hot appliances (and don't help in walking). Turn pot handles inwards.
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Crawl!

Hit your hands and knees and look from the floor! infants have a view that you can't appreciate from 5+/- feet up.
Get down on your hands and knees and crawl around. Look for sharp and rough areas. Look for what they could pull down or what they could bonk their noggins on. Look for electric - anything electric. Look for ways they can find trouble - 'cause guaranteed they will!

In brief: Crawl!

Hit your hands and knees and look from the floor! infants have a view that you can't appreciate from 5+/- feet up.
Get down on your hands and knees and crawl around. Look for sharp and rough areas. Look for what they could pull down or what they could bonk their noggins on. Look for electric - anything electric. Look for ways they can find trouble - 'cause guaranteed they will!
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Dr. Gregg Alexander
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Crawl to look around

Before a baby crawls at home, a parent can crawl around to look for baby hazards or chokable items.
Be sure there are no sharp points under the furniture that can poke a baby. Be sure things that hang down (such as wires, drapery cords, tablecloths, etc.) are all secured up high. Vacuum often.

In brief: Crawl to look around

Before a baby crawls at home, a parent can crawl around to look for baby hazards or chokable items.
Be sure there are no sharp points under the furniture that can poke a baby. Be sure things that hang down (such as wires, drapery cords, tablecloths, etc.) are all secured up high. Vacuum often.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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