How to Buy Safe Baby Strollers, Carriers & Walkers

In This Article: Child-Safe Strollers Safe Baby Carriers Safe Baby Walkers We’re a mobile society, so it’s not surprising that we enjoy a variety of excellent designs for moving our young along with us. Here we take a look at strollers, carriers, and walkers, and...
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The Family Fire Drill

Every member of the family should play a part in developing a family escape plan and practicing fire drills. Everyone first must know what escape route to take out of the house as soon as a smoke alarm sounds. Determine who will take responsibility for little,...
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Buying Safe Baby & Toddler Toys

Toys make learning fun, and the favorite ones get hard use. Many of today’s toys are not only educational and durable, but, fortunately, also quite safe if played with as the manufacturer directs. Most have been constructed according to safety...
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Safe High Chairs, Seats & Tables

In This Article: Baby Feeding Tables Safe High Chairs Checklist Safe Child Booster Seats Safe Hook-on Chairs   Expert guide to buying safe high chairs, baby feeding tables, child booster seats, and hook-on chairs. Depending on the layout of your house and...
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How to Buy a Safe Baby Crib

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a federal agency founded in 1973, regulates the manufacture of cribs and permanent and portable cribs, which means that any new one you buy should meet its safety regulations. However, the CPSC...
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Baby-proofing a Baby or Toddler Room

In This Article: Childproofing a Toddler Room Safe Toddler Beds Safe Storage Child-Safe Chairs & Tables A Clean, Safe Closet   As you have all the other rooms in the house, baby-proof the nursery by studying it from an infant’s point of view...
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Keeping Kids Safe In Your Yard

In This Article: Child-Safe Play Structures Child-Friendly Ground Surfaces Child-Safe Outdoor Play   Children have an amazing ability to ferret out anything that’s potentially harmful. In your garden, if there’s glass to be stepped on by a bare...
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How to Hire a Babysitter

Sometimes it’s the parents’ turn to go out—once they’ve found a loving and reliable babysitter. Whether a teenager or a senior citizen, the sitter you choose must be able to respond to any emergency calmly and effectively. Before hiring...
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Childproofing Your Home

Providing a healthy physical environment for your baby means more than safety gates and cuddly toys. In fact, it begins from the moment of conception.

Making your home safe for baby begins by making it healthy and safe for you. It means ensuring that no harmful microscopic particles or gases are contaminating the air in your home. It means being prepared to cope with unexpected disasters in the world outside your front door. And it means adapting various systems or rooms in your home as is practical according to the basic safety principles of what is known as “universal design.”

Universal design is based on creating an environment that is user-friendly and safe for people of all abilities and ages. It includes among its elements everything from rounded corners on countertops to anti-scald devices on faucets.

Here you will learn about indoor pollutants, how to detect them, and how to remove them; how to be prepared for most types of household emergencies; and how to prevent fires and other life-threatening situations. Next, we take a look at the home’s various systems and structures and the steps you can take to ensure they are in safe and sound working order.