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