Child Safety Resources (07)

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Home Safety Tips for Kids on
Young children are very curious and love to put anything inside their mouth. Being a responsible parent, you should make that your house is safe. If you want to know more safety tips for kids, check this huge checklist at This includes safety reminders for every part of your house, including kitchen, bathroom, nursery, master bedroom, family room, stairway, banister, laundry room, garage, and swimming pool. There are also recommendations about toys, decorating of plants, kids' seats, and how to protect your house from fire. There are also some things that you can teach your children to avoid accidents at home. is part of ChildSafe Network, a global network that aims to protect children all over the world against all kind of abuses. The site contains seven tips on how travelers can do their part. This includes not giving money to children begging in the streets but instead help them get out by giving training to their parents on how to have a decent income. If you know some children who are being exploited in work or child laborers, or in a potential sexual exploitation, the organization has hotline numbers that you can call.

Baby Safety on Babble
Disney's site Babble has a lot of articles on baby safety that provide specific safety tips and instructions. It includes such topics related to safety as winter safety tips for newborns and infants, numerous articles on car seats, what you should know about infant sleep, outdoor safety tips, infant bathtubes, sledding, strollers, sun safety, finger foods and choking, kitchen safety, bedroom safety, stair and hallway safety, household baby hazards, living room safety and bathroom safety—even safety during certain times of the year, such as Christmas. Some of the tips include purchasing electrical outlet plugs, keeping windows locked, cleaning the house for baby safety, keeping cords and cording out of reach and making sure furniture is secure.

Childproofing Your Home
This website, Child Care Resource and Referral, is a statwide program in Arizona to help familes with child care. It provide information on child safety. Children are inquisitive, and they sometimes seem to move like greased lightning. Before you know it they are into something they shouldn't be, something that you hadn't even thought of until it was too late. There are more than a dozen very specific tips for making the kitchen safer for children, more than half a dozen safety tips for the bathroom, and more than a dozen specific tips for making the living areas and the bedrooms of your home safer for children. Tips cover things such as making certain that curtain pulls are kept out of reach of children who can become tangled in them and strangle themselves, to keeping houseplants out of reach, to installing safety gates at the tops and bottoms of stairs, to setting your water heater to below 120F to prevent scalding, to making certain that all medications and cleaning supplies are securely locked away at all times, plus more than 30 additional tips and hints for making your home a safe and happy place for children.

12 Safety Devices to Protect Your Children
According to the Live and Learn toy store, use safety latches and locks for cabinets and drawers in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas to help prevent poisonings and other injuries. Safety latches and locks on cabinets and drawers can help prevent children from gaining access to medicines and household cleaners, as well as knives and other sharp objects. Use Safety Gates to help prevent falls down stairs and to keep children away from dangerous areas. Safety gates can help keep children away from stairs or rooms that have hazards in them. Look for safety gates that children cannot dislodge easily, but that adults can open and close without difficulty. For the top of stairs, gates that screw to the wall are more secure than "pressure gates." Use Door Knob Covers and Door Locks to help prevent children from entering rooms and other areas with possible dangers. Door knob covers and door locks can help keep children away from places with hazards, including swimming pools. Use Anti-Scald Devices for faucets and showerheads and set your water heater temperature to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to help prevent burns from hot water. Anti-scald devices for regulating water temperature can help prevent burns.


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