Childproofing Your Home

Childproofing your home can seem like a huge task, but when you consider some of the statistics regarding child injuries in the home, you'll realize that even the smallest prevention measures go a long way.

There's lots to think about. Everything from car seats to cribs requires careful consideration. By the time your child is crawling, your home will resemble one giant childproof playground. There will be safety latches on kitchen cabinets and safety gates blocking the bottom and top stairs to keep baby from taking a tumble. Plants, small objects and other items that may hurt your child should be out of reach.

It's impossible to be completely prepared for everything your child will experience. Just remember: These experiences are opportunities for you to praise, encourage, teach and model.