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15 Baby Safety Items Every Home Should Have

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4. Anti-scald devices and faucet covers: Also in the bathroom, prevent burns and injuries from hot water and faucets. Anti-scald devices can be added to faucets and showers to keep the bathroom water temperature low while keeping the water heater high enough to prevent bacteria and provide hot water in the kitchen. Also consider a soft, cute spout cover, such as the hippo- or elephant-shaped Tubbly Bubbly, to keep kids from touching hot faucets or bumping their heads on the sharp faucet.

5. Cabinet latches: If you keep cleaners, medications, scissors or other dangerous items in the bathroom cabinets, latch the cabinets to keep out little fingers. Also latch cabinets and drawers in the kitchen or other rooms.

6. Stove protectors: The stove is another potential source of burns. Install an oven lock and stove knob covers. Check the temperature of the oven exterior, too, and keep the child away from the stove if needed. Also use back burners whenever possible, and keep handles away from the edge of the stove, where baby could grab them.

7. Safety gates: Put safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs, and at the entrance to the kitchen, garage or other off-limits area. The safest gates are hardware-mounted plexiglass. Donít put pressure-mounted gates at the top of the stairs, and be careful with old accordion-style gates. They pose a strangulation hazard. Diamond-style gates should also be avoided to keep kids from climbing them.

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10:42PM PST on Mar 6, 2014

This article consists of so much helpful tips and things but can you please suggest me any items which are affordable to me and I can purchase it for my baby's safety ? These are really very nice but I can't afford this much price !! :(

Before some time, I have read some silver cross wayfarer reviews for some stores and found that they are also good and safe for my baby and cheap for me to buy so I immediately ordered it !!

Please give me suggestions and affordable cheap items for my baby.

7:47AM PST on Mar 1, 2012

Some of you are asking how your generation survived? lol Well some of you didn't or had a nice trip to the hospital. Some of you had only one kid to watch and a small living space some of you were just not very curious or active and that has lasted to this very day apparently.

2:21PM PST on Feb 29, 2012

Thanks

7:07AM PDT on May 30, 2011

Eyes, ears and running gear.

7:39PM PDT on Apr 18, 2011

Ta, best way is to keep babycakes in eyesight!

5:20PM PDT on Apr 4, 2011

Good advice. Thanks for the great posting.

12:02PM PDT on Mar 16, 2011

Thanks

8:52AM PST on Mar 10, 2011

I wonder how my generation survived....

2:14PM PST on Mar 9, 2011

We had to use a play pen old one to keep our puppy in who broke his leg. Well you guessed it he jumped out and broke the other one.. The Vet was like okay wait a minute here so we ditched the play pen and my son at the time was 3 yrs old and the puppy got around just fine we could always hear where he was because of the cast noise.. and our son.. good watch dog..

2:49AM PST on Mar 9, 2011

I had the fire extinguisher, fire alarm, first aid kit and the outlet covers. Anything more seemed like overkill, because I always had a good eye on my baby.

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