Child Safety Tips

Baby proofing and child home safety articles

Baby Proofing Articles:

Introduction to Child Proofing your Home
Home Child Proofing Checklist
Baby Proofing the relatives house at Christmas
Baby Proof the Christmas Tree
Window Fall Prevention 

Safety Gate Articles:

Guide to finding the right Baby Gate
Baby Safety Gate Mounting Kit Options 
Safety Gate Guide and Tips
When to use a Gate Mounting Kit
The dangers of used and second-hand safety gates

Poison Safety Articles:

Poisonous Plants List 
Safe Houseplants List 
Poisonous Household Products
Poison Proof your Home 

Home Safety Articles:

Lower the risk of SIDS 
Outdoor Balcony Safety 
Chemicals in Vinyl Shower Curtains 
Kitchen Safety for Kids 
Baby Changing Table Safety 
Book Shelf Safety 
Lead Testing at Home 
Baby Walker Accidents 
Crib Bumper Problems 
Cleaning Safety Tips for Kids 

Travel Safety Articles:

Beach Safety Tips for Kids 
Travel Safety for Kids


Accidents do happen? Here are the facts:

  • According to the National Safe Kids Campaign, accidents kill and disable more children than kidnapping, drugs, and diseases combined.
  • Each year as many as 2.5 million children require medical attention from household related injuries, according to the National Safety Council.
  • The Poison Prevention Council estimates that one in every 100 hundred children under the age of five accidentally ingests a poisonous substance each year. About one in every three childhood poisonings occurs at the home of a grandparent.
  • More than 700 species of plants in the U.S. and Canada are known to have caused illness or death in humans. Children are especially attracted to species that bear colorful fruits, blossoms, and berries.
  • Safety experts agree, however, that 90% of household accidents are preventable.