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Nursery Safety Tips

You love your baby. You want to keep your baby safe and happy. It's your most important job. Always watch your baby very carefully and follow these tips. They will help protect your baby.


Safe Sleep

Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • Only use a new crib that has been tested for safety.
Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • Do not put anything in the crib with the baby. Keep pillows, blankets, bumpers and toys out of the crib. They can dangerous for the baby.
Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • Put babies to sleep on their backs. Use a sleep sack, not a blanket.

Safe Nursery

Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • Keep cribs and other furniture away from windows.
Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • Use the safety belt on the changing table and high chair to keep your baby from falling. Keep one hand on your baby when you change him.
Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • Store baby powders, lotion and medicines on a high shelf. If possible, use a child safety lock so young children cannot touch these things.
Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • Keep all plastic bags out of the baby's room.
Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • Use child safety covers for electric outlets. The safest kind covers the whole receptacle.
Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • Use only safety nightlight styles that children cannot pull out. Keep night lights at least three feet from bedding and other materials that can catch on fire.
Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • Keep baby monitors and other cords a safe distance from the crib.
Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • All pictures should be secured out of reach. Don't hang pictures or other heavy decorations directly over a crib.
Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • Use a safety strap to anchor tall pieces of furniture so they don't tip over if your child tries to climb on them.
Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • Install a baby gate at the nursery door.
Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • Choose toy chests with no lid or get one with lid supports to prevent heavy lids from falling on children's fingers and necks.
Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • Replace all door stops that have removable caps. A child can choke on these.
Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • Blind cords can be deadly if they have a loop. Cut the loop in two pieces and tie them up high where children cannot touch them.
Home Safety - Nursery Safety Tips
  • Install window guards with a quick-release mechanism that can be opened easily by an adult in case of fire.
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