Tips for Childproofing Your Home

*500,000 children under the age of 4 are injured in the home every year.

Follow these steps to keep your children safe and create a kid-friendly environment:

  1. Attach child locks to your cabinet doors so your children are unable to access cleaning products or other hazardous materials.
  2. Install baby gates to prevent toddlers from any areas that could cause harm.  (read the instructions to make sure they are installed properly)
  3. Insert plastic protectors into all electrical sockets that are in reach.
  4. Use anchor straps to secure TV’s and bookcases to the wall, this will prevent them from falling over.
  1. Do not store cosmetics in reach; place them in a high, latched drawer.
  1. Lock medicine and any dangerous medical supplies in a cabinet.
  1. Keep windows locked and screens tightly in place.  Make sure any cords from blinds or curtains and wrapped and out of reach.
  1. Use corner and edge bumpers on tables, fireplaces, and counters to soften falls or bumps.

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Prudential Homesale provides real estate services for buyers and sellers in  Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan area and  South Central and Southeastern PA. 

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