Childproofing checklist: How to babyproof your home - Cleaning Talk - Professional Cleaning and Restoration Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of Old 05-28-2019, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 73
Childproofing checklist: How to babyproof your home

Did you know that every 30 minutes, a child is taken to the emergency room after being hurt by a fallen television or tipped furniture? The Anchor It! website shares facts and figures that show how many preventable injuries and deaths occur in homes each year.

At PropertyePortal, we take childproofing and babyproofing very seriously. These tips can be used as a childproofing checklist as we try to increase awareness of these issues and share tips to help homeowners, parents and caregivers take the necessary precautions to keep babies and children safe from falls and other hazards!

Here are four areas of the home where the most-common incidents occur:

Family Room

Use a cord shortener or wind-up for curtains and blinds.

Install hardware-mounted safety gates at the top and bottom of stairways. Pressure-mounted gates may not be strong enough.

Use furniture straps and bolt “top-heavy” furniture like bookcases to the floor or a stud in the wall.

Kitchen

Keep cleaning liquids, chemicals, pesticides, dishwasher tabs, vitamins, batteries and medications in upper cabinets. Install all cabinets with childproof locks.

Use appliance locks for your fridge, stove and dishwasher.

Mount stove shields to create a barrier between your child and stovetop hazards like hot pots, boiling water and open flames.

Cover accessible outlets with slide safety plates.

Outside

Install locked fencing around your pool. Also utilize a safety cover for when it’s not in use and install drain covers to avoid entrapment. Always dump kidding pool water after each use.

Ensure deck rails and balconies meet your area’s safety codes to prevent falls.

Know the names of the plants in your yard in case your child ingests leaves, berries, etc. and consider removing poisonous foliage.

Bathroom

Install a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets near sinks and bathtubs. They stop the electrical current when an appliance gets wet.

Turn your hot water thermostat below 120° F. A baby’s bath water should be 100° F.

Use a toilet seat latch or lock.

You can request help from PropertyePortal.com to tackle several of these to-do list items if needed. Request service from by logging in to PropertyePortal.com.
S Fernz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cleaning Talk - Professional Cleaning and Restoration Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome