Babyproofing Basics: The Top Hazards in Your Home
Do not leave any uncapped cleaner in the presence of a child, even for a brief amount of time. And remember to keep emergency numbers clearly posted by the telephone in the event your child accidentally ingests something poisonous.
Install guards on all tables in your home. Some products are designed to fit on just the corners, and others are designed to wrap around the entire table. If you can't find guards to fit a specific table, consider removing it or moving it to a room your child is never in.
Remember to also remove any tools that may have pointy or sharp edges, and keep all matches and flammable materials out of reach.
Tables and Countertops
Also, do not hang any toys or pacifiers on strings, ribbons, cords, or loops around your baby's neck or in his crib.
Also, keep all stairs and staircases clear of clutter and other household objects to avoid any trips or falls, and install handrails for your little one to hold onto as you supervise his first climbs up and down the stairs.
If your home has a cabinet on which a latch won't fit, empty it of any hazards such as sharp objects, small objects, and poisons, and consider storing kid-friendly objects like toys or books in it instead.
Your Baby's Crib
To keep your baby from getting his head stuck, crib bars should not be more than 2 3/8 inches apart. All cribs manufactured after 1974 are required to meet this safety standard.