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Baby Proofing a Home

Baby proofing a home Windows and stairs are the first things that come to mind when thinking of baby proofing a home, but they are not the only things you need to keep in check when you have a small child running around. The kitchen holds many hazards, as do bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms and laundry rooms. Although childproofing or safety devices never replace the supervision of a responsible adult, they do add a layer of protection to your family’s security. Easy to use child proof cabinet and drawer locks for example can help keep little hands away from cutlery in the kitchen, or medication in the bathroom. Just as safety straps for TV’s and furniture will avoid heavy, dangerous items falling on top of your child. Some of these safety devices may be found in stores, but you can never be sure of their quality, and their installations may be complicated and time consuming. Our products are certified, tested and professionaly installed. Don’t waste time, money and energy on low quality items that may pose more of a threat than a solution. Contact your local Baby Safe Homes safety professional for a complete walk-through of your home and for a detailed, itemized estimate of the amount of baby proofing best suited for your needs. Enjoy time with your child, and let us take care of your family’s safety. Call 888.481.7233

One Child Dies Every Three Weeks from a TV Tipping Over

New Report Reveals a 31% Increase in Injuries from Television Tip-Overs in the Last 10 Years Washington, DC – A new report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide and SANUS revealed that every three weeks, a child dies from a television tipping over and nearly 13,000 more children are injured each year in the U.S. This represents a 31 percent increase in TV tip-over-related injuries over the last ten years. The study, A Report to the Nation on Home Safety: The Dangers of TV Tip-Overs, includes data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and new findings from Safe Kids Worldwide primary research. According to the CPSC, from 2000-2010, on average, a child dies every three weeks. The report shows that young children are at greatest risk of TV tip-overs. According to the research, 7 out of 10 children injured by TV tip-overs are 5 years old or younger. This age group also accounts for 9 out of 10 serious injuries requiring hospitalization, including head injuries, which are among the most severe. “Every 45 minutes, or less than the length of a Sesame Street episode, a child visits the ER because of a TV tipping over,” said Kate Carr, President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide. “Dramas and tragedies should be on TV, not caused by them.” Many TV tip-overs are a result of unsteady TVs that are not secured to the wall. Flat screen TVs that are top-heavy with narrow bases can be easily pulled off an entertainment center or table. Large and heavy old-style cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs placed on dressers or high furniture can also tip over if children climb the drawers to reach a remote control, a piece of candy, […]

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