Have grab bars in the tub and shower
Have bright lights over stairs and on landings
Have handrails on both sides of the stairs and steps
Use a ladder for climbing instead of a stool or furniture
Use baby gates at the top of bottom of stairs, if babies or toddler live in or visit your home.
Lock poisons, cleaners, medications and all dangerous items in a place where children can't reach them.
Keep all cleaners in their original containers. Do not mix products together
Use medications carefully, Follow the directions. Use child resistant lids
Install carbon monoxide detectors near sleeping areas
Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 is someone take poison. This number will connect you to emergency help in your area
Have working smoke alarms and hold fire drills. If you build a new home, install fire sprinklers
Stay by the stove when cooking, especially when you are frying food
Keep space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn. Turn them off when you leave the room or go to sleep
If you smoke, smoke outside. Use deep ashtrays and put water in them before you empty them. Lock matches and lighters in a place where children can't reach them
Only light candles when an adult is in the room. Blow the candle out if you leave the room or go to sleep
Keep coins, latex balloons, and hard round food such as peanuts and hard candy out of children's reach-remember things that can fit through a toilet paper tube can cause a young child to choke
Place children to bed on their backs. Don't put pillows, comforters or toys in the crib
Clip the loops in window cords and place them up high where children can't get them
Read the labels on all toys, especially if they have small parts. Be sure that your child is old enough to play with them.
Tell children to sit down when they eat and to take small bites.
Stay within am arm's length of children in and around water. This includes bathtubs, toilets, pools and spas - even buckets of water
Put a fence all the way around your pool or spa
Empty large buckets or wading pools after using them. Keep them upside down when not in use
Make sure your children always swim with a grownup. No child or adult should swim alone
Keep your hot water at or below 120 degrees F to prevent burns
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