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A Safe Home for Baby

Jack is doing all of the things that babies his age are supposed to be doing. He is curious and likes to explore his world. Most of what he gets hold of goes straight into his mouth.

Jack is ten months old. He crawls at high speed and is pulling himself up on furniture. As soon as Jack starts walking, it will be even easier for him to get into things that may not be safe.

 

Beth has worked hard at babyproofing her home. She wants her son to be safe and thrive. All breakable items are on high shelves. All electrical outlets are covered. Jack could get a serious shock or start a fire by putting objects in the outlets. 

All cleaning supplies are in high cupboards. Why? Glass cleaner and blue Kool-Aid look very similar. Medications and vitamins are in a locked cabinet. Colorful pills could easily be mistaken for candy.

Beth feels good about the safety of her home but knows she must still keep a watchful eye on Jack. As his parent, she is the best safety monitor he has. She has often thought how nice it would be to have eyes in both the front and back of her head!

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