Safety and Home Protection Checklist
Baby Safety and Home Protection in the Nursery
Install a Smoke detector
Install carbon monoxide detectors at least 15 feet away from fuel burning appliances
Do not place a crib next to a window that has blinds and therefore cords once again the possibility of strangulation must be considered
Loose objects such as lamps, plants or ornaments. Do not place a crib near any objects that the baby could pull on top of him
Check all furniture and lamps for stability
Ensure the crib and crib mattress fits snugly
Ensure the crib meets the regulated safety standards
You should only be able to slide one finger between the mattress and the rails
Set the mattress on the lowest level of the crib to prevent a growing infant from climbing out
Crib bumper - ensure it is secure on all sides to avoid any possibility of baby's head getting caught.
Remove the bumper when baby's able to stand
Any type of crib attachment should be installed on the wall side of the crib
Never put pillows or stuffed animals in the crib
Mobiles should be removed when the baby is 5 - 7 months old
Use plugs in unused outlets
Place guards on windows
Cords from all electrical equipment such as phones and lamps should be safely out of reach
Baby Safety and Home Protection: Used or second hand infant furniture - potential hazards
The age of the used furniture. The latest up to date safety inspection procedures and regulations ensure that baby furniture adheres to the highest safety regulations. This is not the case with older furniture.
Painted used infant furniture. Not recommended due the possibility of paint or lead poisoning
Used infant furniture with loose joints. Not recommended due the possibility of causing an injury.
Cribs with bars more than 2 inches apart. Not recommended due the possibility of causing strangulation
Checklists for New Born Babies!
|Baby Development Chart|
|Baby Toys Checklist|
|Baby Feeding Checklist|
|Bathing Baby Checklist|
|Baby Travel Checklist|
|Health and Baby Care Checklist|
|Baby Furniture Checklist|
|Baby Girl Names|