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Babyproofing Basics: The Top Hazards in Your Home

by Lindsay Hutton

Let's face it - babies and toddlers have the uncanny ability to get into everything. Those curious hands and climbing legs may be cute, but they can also have dangerous consequences. Be aware of the most common household hazards, and follow these necessary babyproofing steps to ensure your home is safe and kid-friendly. For more tips, see babyproofing steps you may have missed.

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Electrical Outlets


Cover all electrical outlets with safety caps. Keep all electrical cords up and out of the way to keep your baby from pulling on, tripping over, or chewing on them, and cover all surge protectors and power strips with a protective cover to keep any plugs from being pulled out. Use wire guards on any exposed wires from computers, stereos, or other electronic equipment.

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