Adventures in Baby-Proofing
Parent Concerns? Costs of baby-proofing? Going overboard? Over protective? What happens when we can’t protect them? Le...
How Babies See the World One big playroom! Curiosity. Everything is new, a potential toy. Minimal prior knowledge. Mos...
To Begin: Necessary for some, helpful for all! Emergency Info by the phone    Police, fire, ambulance    Family physic...
Living and Dining Room
What can a child ... Tip over Get tangled in (strangulation) Pull down on themselves Fall or trip on Put their finger...
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...
Safety Detectives You will be given three rooms to examine. Compare the three rooms. List potential dangers. Rate and ...
Journal Tell a story of an injury or accident you had as a  baby/child (or someone you know). Where did it happen? (outs...
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HPC 3O1 - Baby Proofing the Home

  1. 1. Adventures in Baby-Proofing
  2. 2. 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!
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Living and Dining Room
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Strangulation Tuck up curtains, blinds Roll up chords
  8. 8. Electrical Cover outlets! Move electronics out of reach.
  9. 9. Tip Over, Pull Down Fasten down tall and heavy furniture. Unstable furniture. Make rules about climbing
  10. 10. Trips and Falls Use baby gates at the bottom and top of stairs. Wall mounted gates (vs pressure gates) Pad hard corners. (coffee tables)
  11. 11. 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?
  12. 12. 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.

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