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Quick Tips: Babyproofing Your Home

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To a baby's eyes, your home is one big playground. They see a lot of things to crawl under, climb on top of, pull down, touch, taste, and smell.

It can be fun to watch your baby discover new things as your baby learns to crawl and walk. But it can also be scary to think about what your baby might get into around the house. You can't watch your baby's every move. But you can take steps to help keep your baby safe and still let your baby explore.

To prevent injury

You can't watch your baby's every move. But there are steps you can take to help keep your little one safe.

To prevent drowning

Here are some steps you can take to help keep your baby safe around water.

To prevent poisoning

Here are some ways to help keep your baby safe from toxic substances in the home.

To prevent choking

Here are some ways you can help protect your baby from choking.

To prevent suffocation

Here are some ways you can help keep your baby safe from suffocation.

To prevent burns

Try these tips to help keep your baby safe from burns.


Credits for Quick Tips: Babyproofing Your Home

Current as of: September 20, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
John Pope MD - Pediatrics


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