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Baby Gates
 
 

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Think outside the box when it comes to protecting your home with baby gates.  Consumer are often charged higher prices when "fear" is involved.  Check out the pet department or pet stores  for protective gates.  They are often more economical , just as safe, and a much more frugal alternative. 

 

Never use thrift to compromise your baby's safety, but if the products are identical, you may save money buying a pet gate rather than a baby gate.

 

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Here are some more frugal safety  tips for babies and toddlers.



- Store all items that are dangerous to children up high and out of reach.  This includes
medications, cleaning products, scissors, etc.
 
- Children can choke on small items, such as buttons, jewelry, coins, toy pieces  and
candy.   Treat these as dangerous items also.  Remember that "out of sight" is not "out of
mind."  A child can open the drawer of a jewelry armoire, remove a ring and choke on it.

- Place covers over unused outlets.
 
- Do not let cords dangle.
 
- Install earthquake straps to anchor large pieces of furniture to the wall.
 
- Keep an eye on your children when playing.  If things get too quiet, that is often a clue that
you better check on them.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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