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Baby Safety Month Check List
1. Safeguarding the Home
2. Nursery Safety
3. Travel Safety
4. Infant Health




Getting down on your hands and knees will give you a better idea of what your baby sees and what sort of things will look attractive to curious eyes.
 
Cords and smaller items that are hidden away from a standing adult are suddenly visible.
You'll want a cord shorter to keep long cards away from a crawling child which can be a strangulation or tip-over hazard.
 
Check for large furniture pieces.  These should be firmly anchored to the wall, which can be done from furniture strap holders such as these from Safety 1st.  
 
 
In the kitchen you'll of course want low cabinet doors locked, and children love to play with knobs so you'll wants to make sure you have covers for the stove and use an oven lock, so the oven will not come crashing down onto a child's head.
 
Nursery Safety (use the Safety 1st Genesis monitor as a prop)
 
Decorating the nursery can be a very fun time for parents. However, while decorating there are also some important safety measures you want to keep in mind.
 
More infants die every year in accidents involving cribs than with any other nursery product. When purchasing your crib keep in mind that corner posts should not extend more than 1/ 16 inch at the time of the end panel.  
 
Children can strangle in baby monitor cords, if your monitor has a cord keep it at least six feet away from any part of the crib, bassinet, play yard, or other safe sleep environment. If this is not possible, keep monitors out of

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