1. Be cautious in the kitchen. Kitchens usually contain hazardous materials such as knives, candles, cabinet knobs, and cleaning supplies. If left unattended for just a second, children can be exposed and seriously harmed.
2. Furniture is sharp and heavy. Look out for sharp points on the end of bookshelves, TV stands, dressers, and tables. Not only can these objects cause bodily harm if a child were to run into the corner and cut themselves on an edge, these pieces could also fall over onto the child.
3. Outlets are everywhere. Each home has multiple electrical outlets. When crawling, children may become curious and stick their fingers, which are usually wet, into the outlet which could cause an electrical shock. Make sure that there are covers on all outlets within reach of children.
4. The bathroom can be tricky. By adjusting the water heater, the risk for hot water burns can be reduced. When children are in the tub, be sure to use anti-slip mats to reduce the chance of falling. Also, remember to lock the toilet clips when the bathroom is not occupied.
5. Be careful when heading outdoors. Balconies and decks also cause concern when it comes to childproofing homes. Help kids down the stairs, as railing are usually wide and children could slip through. Also, be sure to watch kids when sitting on patio furniture to be sure they do not fall off and hurt themselves.
Inside their homes should always be the safest place for kids. It is up to the adults in the home to monitor curiosity and make sure that discovering the world is fun, yet safe!
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