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Babyproofing Basics: The Top Hazards in Your Home

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Install latches on the insides of all cabinets and drawers, and knob latches on any cabinet doors with knobs. Do not open cabinets in front of your child, since he will learn to mimic your movements.

If your home has a cabinet on which a latch won't fit, empty it of any hazards such as sharp objects, small objects, and poisons, and consider storing kid-friendly objects like toys or books in it instead.

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