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

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If your basement is unfinished, the exposed insulation can be harmful if swallowed. And since most people don't think to babyproof a basement, the exposed pipes and wires can be very dangerous as well. Basements also often harbor mold and other air-polluting toxins.

Limit the time your baby spends in any unfinished basements, and always make sure he is supervised when in one. Finally, outfit your basement door with a child-proof lock to keep him from opening it and tumbling down the basement stairs.

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