Safety Tips

1. Use childproofing products correctly all of the time. Train family members, babysitters and visitors how to properly use child safety items in your home to help ensure correct use, and continued protection of your child. NEVER leave your baby unattended on a changing table, sofa or bed.

2. Prevent access to scalding water using anti-scald devices, such as faucet box covers, and/or setting your water heater to a maximum temperature of 120 degrees. When cooking, turn pot handles away from edge of counter. Try to use the back burners whenever possible.

3. Do not give medication in the dark- you may give the wrong medication or an incorrect dose. Make sure all medication is in child-resistant containers.

4. Make sure cleaners, cosmetics, plants, and other poisonous substances are correctly labeled with name and ingredients so that if your baby ingests the item you can give accurate information to a poison control center or emergency medical team.

5. Make sure windows can not be opened more than 4″ by using window wedges or locks and/or are blocked with Window Guards.

6. Place a “Tot Spotter” sticker on your child’s window so it can be identified in case of a fire or other emergency.

7. Keep cigarettes, lighters, matches, and lit candles out of children’s reach.

8. Consider childproofing to be an ongoing process. As your child grows, your childproofing needs may change.

9. If firearms are stored in the house, keep them locked, unloaded and stored out of reach.

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