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Think Like a Toddler: 12 Babyproofing Steps You May Have Missed

by Lindsay Hutton

Outlets, stairs, and cleaners are no-brainers when it comes to babyproofing your home, but what about the not-so-obvious dangers in your household? This list highlights everyday items that can become threats to your child, and tips to keep your baby safe. For more tips, check out these essential babyproofing steps.

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Windows and Screens


Do not place any furniture your child can climb on near windows, and install guards on windows to prevent it from opening more than a couple of inches. If a window needs to be opened for ventilation purposes, open it from the top. Window guards or a safety gate can also keep your child from falling through a screen or out an open window.

To prevent your child from getting cut from a broken window, apply transparent safety film to your window panes. It won't keep the glass from breaking, but it will keep it from shattering into jagged shards.

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