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
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.
Here are some more frugal safety tips for babies
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
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
- 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
better check on them.