How to Babyproof Your Home
· Use safety plugs in unused electrical outlets.
· Repair damaged electrical cords. Run cords behind heavy furniture.
· Use wind-up cord shorteners for the phone cords and bind window blind cords up high out of baby’s reach.
· Invest in good, sturdy doorway gates.
· Install latches on all drawers, cupboards, closets and cabinets.
· Bolt all top-heavy freestanding furniture to the wall or floor or remove it until your child is old enough to know better.
· Buffer sharp furniture corners and edges.
· Store knick-knacks away for awhile or display on high shelves.
· Use knob covers for the stove, oven latches and a refrigerator latch.
· Dispose of plastic sacks and produce wrap immediately.
· Keep important phone numbers tacked to the refrigerator -- poison control center, fire department, police, doctor, dentist.
· Store all medicines high above the floor in a latched cabinet. Ditto household cleaners.
· Use nonskid tub mats or appliques to prevent slipping.
· Use tub faucet covers.