K.W. asks from Parker, CO on May 09, 2007
C.D. answers from Denver on May 09, 2007
The thing I did when I was expecting was to get down on my knees and look at all the stuff I could possibly reach/touch that I could put in my mouth, or swallow! J/K...
Basically you get the idea...you can get cabinet saftey latches at "home depot"....maybe "babies are us." Just make sure there are no small things for little hands to touch. Also, you can buy wall plug inserts. Hope this helps.
A.X. answers from Grand Junction on May 09, 2007
Make sure all sharp objects are kept out of reach. Even pens and pencils. Get outlet covers. Place all chemicals where they can't be reached. There are things for the fridge. But they don't always work. My daughter used to put the chairs and things together to get into the freezer to get out the popsicles. Make sure that they can't reach cords that hang down from curtains and things like that. Watch out for sharp edges. Places in you're house that could be slippery is a problem as well. Oh. Make sure the child can't get out of the house on their own. My daughter could turn the lock on the front door. I put vaseline on it and it was harder to get out. But there are other things you can get to put on the doors. Check for small objects lying around. Lock medicines up. Do not let children play with old prescription bottles.
Outside set limits in your yard where the child can play as well. Make sure that there is nothing on the ground that could cause harm like sharp sticks.
That's all I can think of. A.
R.H. answers from Salt Lake City on May 10, 2007
Something I heard awhile ago was to get on your hands and knees and look around. This is what a child sees. You also don't want to have things under your sink or in cupboards that a child can get to, even with cabinet locks. A child can get these off if the "mess" with them too much. Don't have things around that look like candy that are actually Vitamins. Hope this helps.
K.C. answers from Grand Junction on May 10, 2007
You would need to get some plug covers and son=me little things to lock you r lower cuboards. Those are the main things and then as they get older they have little things that can go on the door so they can't turn the hamdle. There are also little things you can put on the toilet lid so they can't get in there. Make sure all elect cords are up so baby can't pull anything on him. poisens and cleaners and chemicles are out of babies reach. And a real good thing to do is get on your knees and crawl all around the house and look for anything in babies reach. i think that should be a really good start.