Child's Room/Bedroom

    • Does your baby's changing table have a safety belt?
    • Are all painted cribs, bassinets, and high chairs made after 1978? (Prior to this, paint was lead based.)
    • Are crib slats less than 2-3/8 inches (6 centimeters) apart?
    • Are the crib's headboard and footboard free of large cut-outs?
    • Is all of the hardware on the crib secure?
    • Is the crib mattress firm and flat? Does it fit snugly in the crib?
    • Is the crib free of a drop side?
    • Is the crib free of soft pillows, stuffed animals, bumper pads, and soft bedding?
    • Have all strings or ribbons been clipped off hanging mobiles and crib toys?
    • Are window blind and curtain cords tied with clothespins or specially designed cord clips? Are they kept well out of reach and away from cribs?
    • Are all electric cords (including baby monitor cords) at least 3 feet from the crib or bed?
    • Are dressers secured to the wall or floor with drawers closed?
    • Do the lids on toy chests or toy storage containers have a lid support to keep them from slamming shut? Are all toy chests non-locking?
    • Has a window guard been placed on any window that isn't an emergency exit?
    • Are nightlights in the room away from any fabric, like bedspreads or curtains?
    • Does your child wear flame-retardant sleepwear?
    • Is there a smoke alarm outside the bedroom?
    • Have you removed all drawstrings from your child's clothing?

    Adult's Bedroom

    • Are all medicine bottles, loose pills, coins, scissors, and any other small or sharp objects out of reach?
    • Are window blind and curtain cords tied with clothespins or specially designed cord clips?

    If you own firearms:

    • Are they stored in a securely locked case out of kids' reach? All firearms should be stored unloaded and in the un-cocked position.
    • Is ammunition stored in a separate place and in a securely locked container out of kids' reach?
    • Are keys kept where kids can't find them?
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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