six to nine months
You now have a mobile infant moving freely around your home. Safety is an
Get down on the floor-a baby's eye view-and
see what's interesting, then move it
Be certain electric cords are out of reach and
all unused outlets covered.
All plants should be eliminated or kept out of
your baby's reach
All stairways need to be protected by locked
gates or doors
Be certain to strap your baby in the high
chair and avoid placing the baby on an elevated surface, even when in a baby
Cook on the back burners.
Be especially watchful when the oven is on.
Never let a cord from an electrical frying
pan, grill or other cooking appliance dangle into the baby's reach. Exercise
the same care with curling iron cords.
Remember to use a
The car seat should be facing rearwards and should always be in the back
seat. Make sure that the
is always secured properly.
Lower the crib mattress
Empty buckets or small pools immediately after
Ensure that swimming pools have a four-sided
fence with a self-closing, self-latching gate
Do not leave heavy objects or containers of
hot liquids on tables with tablecloths that the baby may pull down
Never store poisonous substances in empty jars
or soda bottles or anything else resembling a safe household product
Keep pet food and dishes out of reach
Poison Control Center can be reached at
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