Safety Tips from Nanny Robina

  • “Always cook using the back burners on your stove. Turn pot handles toward the rear of the stove so your child can't pull hot pots off!”
  • “Remove hanging table clothes. A small child could pull it down causing items on top to fall on him/her.”
  • “Always tie up the cord for the blinds, making sure your baby can not reach them.”
  • “When washing dishes, make sure all sharp and glass objects are out of reach and placed securely in the drainer so they cannot fall down.”
  • “Place pet foods out of reach of curious tots as they pose a choking risk.”
  • “Never leave your child/baby unattended in a bath tub.”
  • “Ensure you lock and chain your front door, especially once your toddler starts to walk.”
  • “Don't leave toys in the crib, or anything else that would help the child climb out.”
  • “Use soft corner padding on sharp corners of furniture.”
  • “Move all bio-hazard cleaning fluids out of children's reach and secure with a lock.”
  • “Make sure your tap water is not scalding hot, the maximum recommended water heater temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit/32 degrees Celsius.”
  • “Make sure all windows are securely locked with childproof locks.”
  • “Ensure all household drugs, cold medicine and other medicines are placed on a high shelf and secured with a childproof device.”
  • “When out and about with a baby and toddler, consider using a safety harness to prevent your toddler from running ahead. ”
  • “Place a safety lock on the stove.”
  • “A changing table should have guardrails and a strap to help prevent the baby from rolling off it.”
  • “Cover all electrical outlets to keep curious kids safe”
  • “Place a lock on the toilet to keep curious kids safe.”
  • “Always use a bath mat for bathing toddlers to prevent slipping.”
  • “Never leave standing water in the tub or sink, it only takes two inches of water to create a drowning hazard.”
  • “Use soft corner padding on sharp corners of furniture.”
  • “Re-arrange furniture as your baby starts to crawl to make rooms safer; remove the coffee table if it is glass or has sharp corners.”
  • “Fireplace Hearths should be completely blocked off with a gate to protect your child from the danger of fire.”
  • “Keep stairs clear of clutter that may pose a tripping hazard while carrying your baby.”
  • “Place a gate on stairways and at entrances to keep your toddler safe.”
  • “When exiting a car, always ensure that your child leaves through the door closest to the paved side instead of the road.”
  • “Make sure there are no pictures on the wall above the crib, to avoid objects falling and hurting your infant.”
  • “Position your furniture so that a small child cannot climb up to a window.”
  • “Dispose of or recycle any plastic bags, they may get into little hands and cause suffocation.”
  • “Organize kitchen drawers to ensure all cutlery and sharp knives are at the top and secured with child safety drawer locks. Keep other items that are less hazardous, such as tea towels, at the bottom.”
  • “Help protect your child from harmful sun rays with a car window shade.”
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