Small Children & Fireplaces

Small Children & Fireplaces

‘Tis the season to take a focused look at how to protect your child from common hazards around your fireplace. In keeping a child out of the interior of the fireplace, your choice of a solution may depend somewhat on whether you plan to use the fireplace or not. Some families that don’t intend to [...]

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Children & Pets

Children & Pets

We all love our pets and go to great lengths to keep them healthy and happy. In the process, it’s important to keep in mind a few tips regarding keeping children safe from the issues we create by making our homes so pet-friendly: 1) Fish Tanks – Keep all chemicals securely locked up out of the [...]

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Preventing Falls from Windows

Preventing Falls from Windows

Once a child is old enough to climb up to the level of a window, it’s important to ensure that windows in elevated areas are not able  to be opened higher than a height that is safe – typically about 4 inches. The risk is frequently NOT that the child will open the window, although [...]

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Children & Batteries

Children & Batteries

With the “explosion” of battery-operated gadgets in all of our lives, a safety problem has arisen with regard to the batteries which children can remove from devices such as remote controls and toys.  In fact, it is estimated that over the past 20 years, approximately 65,000 children have been treated in an Emergency Room for [...]

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Securing Cabinets & Drawers

Securing Cabinets & Drawers

In contemplating how many cabinets and drawers to secure from a small child’s exploring fingers, a little bit of advance planning can go a long way to minimizing expense and making things TRULY secure. First, take a pass through your cabinets and drawers to determine what is actually hazardous and what is not.  Many areas [...]

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