It's very incomplete right now, would you please add your tips?
Babies and toddlers, even infants, can move faster, fit through a smaller space and climb higher than you'd expect.
- don't leave a baby unattended anyplace that doesn't have a safe border (see rail or safety gate)
- put outlet covers into unused electrical sockets
- consider cord placement -- babies can pull on them and pull things over or off counters, babies can also get tangled in them, which can create a choking or danger from cutting off circulation
- secure places where you keep things that could be dangerous if the baby swallows them -- the cabinet or closet where cleaning supplies are kept, the medicine cabinet
- put babies to sleep on their backs and remove loose, soft items that could impede the baby's breathing (for instance, lots of soft pillows, toys or blankets)
- especially in an older building, check for lead paint or in the water from the pipes
- baby proofing
- electrical cord safety
- window cord safety
- changing table, crib, highchair
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