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Babyproofing Your Home for Child Safety


Our oldest son and daughter-in-law are expecting their first baby-our first grandchild. It has been weird for me since we found out that we are "expectant grandparents" but it is exciting. As the time for the baby's arrival nears, my wife and I have been talking about the need to once again babyproof our home.

As new parents, we were the consummate babyproofers. We had baby gates by the stairs, plug covers on every electrical outlet, and a door knob protector on every door knob. But it has been 11 years since we had a baby at home, and it is probably time for a refresher course on babyproofing.

So whether you are making home safe for baby for the first time ever, or the first time in a long time, here are recommendations from child safety experts for making your home safe for babies and toddlers.

Babyproof for Infants
Premobile little ones need special precautions, predominantly in the areas where baby will be sleeping.

Babyproofing for Crawlers
Once little ones start moving around, child safety is a big deal and fathers need to make sure and child proof their home. Find out how to best babyproof your home for your newly mobile baby.

Childproofing Home for Toddlers
Children who are toddling and walking need special emphasis for child safety. Learn how to childproof your home for children ages 1 to 3.

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