Saving the Children

Four ways to prevent accidents at home.

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(8) Anonymous, December 2, 2007 1:53 PM

babyseats

Dr. Solomon said Bathing seats, not "baby seats" He meant seats for putting kids in the bathtub. It gives a false impression of security, and some parents don't watch them carefully enough when they are in the bathtub seat. Holding the baby instead of using a bathtub seat is better, according to Dr. Solomon.

(7) petersen, November 30, 2007 3:14 PM

Good points

1. Lock up those cleaning chemicals.
2. Don't let those pot handles hang over the edge of the stove.

(6) anonymus, November 28, 2007 8:23 PM

baby seats

i dont see why baby seats are bad!!

(5) Anonymous, November 28, 2007 9:21 AM

Co-sleeping is not dangerous if done properly

Having a baby sleeping next to you is not dangerous as long as precausions are taken. Do not leave the baby near the edge of the bed if he rolls put a cushion or pillow there. Do not sleep next to the baby if you have taken a medication that can make you drowsy or if you have been drinking any alchohol. Otherwise there are many parents who co-sleep and feel it makes for a happier and calmer baby.

(4) Joey, November 27, 2007 8:53 AM

Not much around coffee tables, but anything too sharp or hard---many fire places have stone areas around them where kids can hit their heads. Laying pillows there can be a good idea.

God bless!

(3) Phil, November 26, 2007 11:32 PM

A few more safety tips

1. Lock up those cleaning chemicals.
2. Don't let those pot handles hang over the edge of the stove.
3. You can buy or make cushioned corners for the coffee tables.

(2) Zissi, November 25, 2007 7:35 PM

Good points

We need to watch our children at all times, especially crawling and walking babies and toddlers. Not only can they drown in buckets of water, they can drown in the toilet or bathtub. NEVER leave your baby or toddler alone in the bath for even a second. We have an eleven-month-old son who started crawling, and we keep a very close eye on him, especially on the changing table.

(1) Rosen, November 25, 2007 6:43 AM

minimizing risks

Good rules to live by in minimizing risks. The same could also be applied to our pets, especially dogs like golden and labrador retrievers since they like to get into certain things that may be harmful like jumping up on the kitchen counter and getting into the garbage. Keep food on the counter out of reach and have the garbage can up high for these animals. It's all much of the same idea between children and animals in order to keep them safe and out of reach from hazards and danger.

 

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