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A complete list of baby-proofing items would fill an entire catalogue, but look for these basics as a starting point for your baby-proofing project. After they are in place, do another "crawl-through" to find special trouble spots you might have missed.

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Any door or drawer that can be opened is an invitation for a curious child to explore. There are a wide variety of latches that require adult dexterity to open, keeping children out while allowing parents to access the space. Some are plastic, others are metal or magnetic.

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Safety plugs that keep outlets free of wandering fingers are fine when baby is just learning to crawl. As children get older, though, their dexterity improves, and they can pry the plugs out of the sockets.

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If you have older windows that will not stay up when they are opened, do not prop them with something that could easily be knocked out of place. Keep them closed and locked at all times until you can repair them or replace them with the non-finger-crushing variety.

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To keep little ones from wandering into off-limits rooms, use special plastic covers that make doorknobs too big and slippery for little hands but allow adults to squeeze two buttons and turn to open the door.

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Make sure the swimming pool is fenced securely on all four sides, tall enough to discourage climbers.Use a heavy-duty padlock or combination lock placed high enough up the gate that only adults can gain access.

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Keep toilet lids closed and secured with latches designed just for that purpose. A baby can drown in only a few inches of water, and children have died from tripping and falling headfirst into the commode. A closed lid also keeps children from flushing toys and other items into the toilet — wreaking havoc with plumbing.

Baby gates have a variety of latch mechanisms made to work for adults' hands but not for children's. When shopping for a gate, study the latch carefully to make sure you will be able to open it easily when moving around your house carrying everyday items — or the baby. If the gate is too difficult to open, you might often be tempted to step over it, leading to an increased chance of falls. Many gates offer one-handed opening mechanisms.

Keep all cords as short as possible, and use furniture to block access to them. If your favorite lamp sits six inches from a plug and sports a 6-foot cord, use a plastic cord winder to keep the excess in check. This helps with chewing-prone pets as well as toddlers.

The best place to start is at the baby's level: Get down on your hands and knees and view the room from the little one's vantage point. See which furniture has sharp corners, notice which heavy objects could easily be pulled down from their perches, spy uncovered electrical sockets and cords that practically beg to be tugged and chewed.


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