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Old 05-12-2009, 01:50 PM
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Keep all unused electrical outlets covered with safety covers. This will keep a child from sticking either their finger or a toy into the socket and getting electrocuted.
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Find a high shelf or another home for any plants that may be poisonous if your child should happen to eat them.
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All of your chemicals for working outside in the lawn, or for cleaning in your home should be stored in a locked cabinet where the child cannot get to them.
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Do not leave any plastic grocery bags in an area where the child may find them. Store them in a locked cabinet. Or better yet, buy reusable bags to take with you shopping so that you do not bring home any plastic bags.
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Buy baby locks for all of your cabinets. Not only are these good for keeping the baby away from poisonous items, but it will keep them out of other cabinets. For example you don’t want them opening the cabinet with the canned goods and a can falling on their head.
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If possible, cover the sharp corners of furniture with temporary padding. This will lesson the chance of an injury should the child fall against it while learning how to walk.
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Make sure all of your medications are in child proof containers and stored high in a cabinet where they will not be able to reach them.
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Keep the seat of the toilet down when it is not in use. It is not hard for a child to get into trouble and harm themselves around a toilet.
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Install a baby gate at both the top and the bottom of stairways. This will keep the child from falling down from the top of the steps, as well as trying to crawl/ climb them from the bottom and falling back down.
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Secure all bookshelves and cabinets that a child might try to climb up. Securing them to the wall will mean that the shelves will not fall over on top of a child.
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Make sure that your television and other entertainment electronics are positioned so that the child is not able to pull them off the cabinet and onto themselves.
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Exclamation Detergent PODS Can Spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E

The new "pods" and "power packs" you toss in your washing machine or dishwasher are convenient, but their colorful packets contain highly concentrated cleaners that are harmful iif swallowed. While companies are working to make the packaging less attractive to small children--not to mention harder to open--be sure to keep the packages out of reach of children at all times, even when doing your laundry or running the dishwasher.

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Lightbulb Foxy Grandpas (and Grandmas) keep an extra car seat on hand!

It happens sooner or later if you're a grandparent. Little Jacob or Emily will spend some time with Granny or Pop-Pop and you discover that mommy and daddy didn't leave the car seat at your house--or you have to pick baby up while either is elsewhere.

It's a good idea to have an extra car seat on hand (in my case, for example, my wife uses one that our granddaughter has "outgrown" but is still roomy enough for the little girl in a pinch--and is a lifesaver for our two-year-old grandson). Gives you an excuse for a nice "splurge" gift for your son or daughter's family, by the way.

You may see used car seats for sale at yard sales. Buying such used seats is ILLEGAL, and unless you know the family who used them, you have no idea if they've been in an accident. This is one time where spending a little extra is worth it.
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