Baby-proof your house

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Kitchen:

Put clean­ing prod­ucts, suf­fo­ca­tion haz­ards (pa­per and plas­tic) and sharp knives in high cup­boards.

Put safety latches on all cup­boards and fridges in arm’s reach.

Re­move fridge mag­nets and dan­gling cords, and hide vi­ta­mins and pills out of the way.

Put stove knob cov­ers gas stoves to pre­vent them be­ing turned on.

Use non-skid pads for rugs over floor­boards or lino.

Liv­ing room:

Use cor­ner guards on hard

En­sure med­i­ca­tions are kept out of sight, up high, and within a latched cab­i­net.

fur­ni­ture with un­for­giv­ing cor­ners such as coffee ta­bles.

Move fur­ni­ture away from win­dows to avoid any tum­bling out of open win­dows.

At­tach en­ter­tain­ment cen­tres with TVs to the wall, and se­cure the TV well.

Hide cords to blinds and use tape to se­cure elec­tri­cal cords away

Bath­room:

Do not leave your child alone near or in the bath­room.

Get locks and latches for medicine cab­i­nets, and a spe­cial toi­let lock.

The lit­tle things:

Use non-toxic house­plants Keep away any harm­ful items such as ash­trays, matches, lighters, to­bacco and lock liquor cab­i­nets

Keep lit­tle hands away from ra­di­a­tors and/or heat­ing vents

En­sure toys with bat­ter­ies have se­cure, cov­ered bat­tery ter­mi­nals.

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