KidSafe Blog

Important Bunk Bed Safety Tips

Bunk beds are not recommended unless space necessitates them. Recalls abound. Check the CPSC recall list to be sure you are not using an unsafe one. Don't let a child younger than 6 sleep or play on the top bed.Never allow horseplay on bunk beds - ever.Be sure there are top railings the length of both [...]

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Setting Up a Shared Room For Children

Two major safety hazards are present when two young children share a room. The largest is from the older child's toys. They can be dangerous for the younger one, either because small parts can be ingested or because many toys for an older child have sharp parts. The second danger is more subtle. Even the [...]

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Child Safety Gates Advice

Most safety gates are between 24 and 32 inches tall and can  be adjusted to spaces from about 27 to 144 inches wide. Some fit up to 20 feet. Pressure-mounted gates are easier to install than those with fixed attachments.  Hardware-mounted gates should always be used for blocking off stairs or other spaces where security is [...]

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Preventing Common Bathroom Dangers and Injuries

In an average year, children under 5 experience over 7000 injuries from HOT curling irons alone. Keep them away from young children.Don't leave a sunlamp, hair dryer or other electrical appliance where your child can reach it and pull it into a water-filled tub or sink. Even one that is turned off can cause electrocution [...]

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Medicine and Prescription Safety Tips

Medicines are usually  best kept under lock and key. Or keep them in a room other than the bathroom, such as the kitchen, despite the inconvenience. Be aware that the step stool that makes it possible for your toddler to reach the bathroom sink will also help him to reach the medicine cabinet or other [...]

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Childproofing Garages and Workshops

The garage and workshop are two areas your baby or young child is best kept out of. Hazardous implements and poisonous substances abound in both. Never work on a car when a small child is present. If there will be times when your youngster just has to be with you, use every childproofing technique you [...]

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Tips to Help Prevent Your Child From Choking

Choking occurs when something in a child's mouth gets into the trachea (air passage) instead of the esophagus (food passage). The trachea becomes blocked and air cannot get into the child's lungs. Infants are apt to choke if they are given solid foods too early, before they are able to coordinate chewing and swallowing. Toddlers [...]

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Highchair Safety Advice

One of the most necessary pieces of baby equipment is also one of the most potentially dangerous. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in one year 7,000 children were treated in hospital emergency rooms as a result of accidents involving highchairs. Check the highchair you buy - or borrow - carefully. Be sure it has [...]

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Childproofing Your Child

You've childproofed indoors and outdoors as best you can. You've considered all the possibilities for trouble at home and away, and you're super careful whatever you are doing. The next step is to childproof your child through education and example. Talk to your child about safety as you go about your daily routines and activities. Use [...]

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Top Ten Measures to Take When Baby Proofing Your Nursery

The nursery should be one of the safest places in your home. You should feel confident that your baby is totally safe here.Move all furniture, including crib, away from windows. Also, make sure to use window stops to keep windows from opening more that 4 inches, or window guards to prevent a tragic fall.Secure all [...]

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