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Infant Safety

Prevent Burns and Falls

In the Kitchen:

  • Use the stove's back burners, if possible when cooking
  • Keep hot coffee, tea, milk or water away from your baby. 
  • Test bath water on your wrist before putting the baby in the tub or sink.

Around the house:

  • Keep matches out of reach of children.
  • Never leave a candle burning unattended or where a child can touch it.

Outside Your Home:

  • Don't let babies or children play in the halls, stairwell, or elevator.
  • Keep your baby strapped securely in the stroller.
  • Use playgrounds with rubber or sand on the ground, not concrete.
  • Make sure your child plays on equipment that is right for his/her age, such as the baby swing.
  • Stay close while the baby plays.

Note: IF THERE'S ANY KIND OF WEAPON IN YOUR HOME, put it where children cannot touch it. Keep guns unloaded with the trigger locked, inside a lockbox.


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