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  • Adventures in Baby-Proofing
  • Parent Concerns? Costs of baby-proofing? Going overboard? Over protective? What happens when we can’t protect them? Learning to protect themselves! Baby-proofing does not replace supervision!
  • How Babies See the World One big playroom! Curiosity. Everything is new, a potential toy. Minimal prior knowledge. Most important when child begins moving. Parents need to provide guidance to prevent accidents/injuries.
  • To Begin: Necessary for some, helpful for all! Emergency Info by the phone  Police, fire, ambulance  Family physician  Poison control  Health card number/medical needs  Cell phone, emergency contact Keep the house Clean and Organized First-Aid Kit
  • Living and Dining Room
  • What can a child ... Tip over Get tangled in (strangulation) Pull down on themselves Fall or trip on Put their fingers in, or get pinched Hit themselves on
  • Strangulation Tuck up curtains, blinds Roll up chords
  • Electrical Cover outlets! Move electronics out of reach.
  • Tip Over, Pull Down Fasten down tall and heavy furniture. Unstable furniture. Make rules about climbing
  • Trips and Falls Use baby gates at the bottom and top of stairs. Wall mounted gates (vs pressure gates) Pad hard corners. (coffee tables)
  • Safety Detectives You will be given three rooms to examine. Compare the three rooms. List potential dangers. Rate and rank the rooms. #1 – The Safest #3 – Unsafe What would you add to make the #1 room safer?
  • Journal Tell a story of an injury or accident you had as a baby/child (or someone you know). Where did it happen? (outside, inside, bathroom) Determine what was unsafe. How could this accident have been prevented? Create a plan of action.