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Baby Safety Checklist

CHILDPROOFING CHECKLIST


____ Get down on your hands and knees to help detect hazards which children can get to
____ Place gates at top and bottom of all stairs
____ Install childproof latches on appropriate cabinets, drawers, etc.
____ Put following out of reach of children:
- Hazardous materials, breakable objects, rope, string, etc.
____ Place night lights where necessary to prevent falls
____ Place outlet covers on all empty electrical outlets which children can reach (ensure the covers do not pose a choking hazard)
____ Tuck electrical cords out of the way
____ Unplug appliances and cords when not in use
____ Shorten drape and blind cords and/or cut off the knot at the end
____ Install window guards and/or locks
____ Install gates at top and bottom of stairs
____ Lower hot water heater temperature to less than 130°F
____ Store medicines in childproof containers
____ Lock appropriate cabinets and drawers
____ Place rubber mats in bathtub and shower
____ Turn pot handles on stove away from front
If your residence was built in 1978 or earlier:
____ Determine if there is a hazard to children from lead paint (use of lead paint was restricted in 1978)

Kitchen:
____ Put following out of reach of children:
- Plastic bags
- Dishwashing liquid
- Cleaning fluids
- Hot liquids
- Knives

 

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