Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Keeping your baby safe from household hazards

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It's almost a full-time job keeping an eye on that infant at home. He or she will get into anything, from hot water to household chemicals to dog food. In fact, the mental fortitude to baby-proof a house is enough to cause anyone stress.

But, it must be done. Household accidents involving young kids are easily preventable with a little planning and a lot of supervision.

It's very unfortunate that over 2,000 kids die each year as a result of unintentional home injury -- but that statistic should be a reminder to parents to be completely aware of anything and everything in the home that could injure a small child. The four largest: falls, baby walkers, unattended babies in carriers and suffocation.

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