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Baby safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission

Easy Steps to a Safer Pregnancy - View e-book or Download PDF - FREE!
An interactive resource for moms on easy steps they can take to reduce exposure to chemical toxins during pregnancy.

Other excellent resources about avoiding toxins during pregnancy

These are easy to read and understand and are beautifully presented.

         *IN THE BEDROOM        
        --Put babies to sleep on their backs or sides in a crib on a firm 
mattress with no soft bedding beneath them, to reduce risk of 
        --Make sure crib is sturdy and has no loose or missing hardware.  
        --Never place crib or other baby furniture near window blind 
cords, to keep babies from strangling on the loop of the cord.  

         *IN THE BATHROOM       
        --To prevent poisonings, keep medicines and cleaning products in 
containers with safety caps, locked away from children.  
        --To prevent burns, always use the wrist or elbow to check water 
temperature before putting baby into the bath.  
        --To prevent drownings, never leave child alone in the bathtub or 
near any water, including toilets, 5-gallon buckets and swimming 

         *IN THE KITCHEN        
        --Do not leave baby alone in a high chair. Always use safety 
        --Use back burners of stove. Keep pot handles turned to the back.  
        --Lock household cleaners, knives, matches and plastic bags away 
from children.  

         *IN LIVING AREAS       
        --Install smoke detectors on each floor of the home, especially 
near sleeping areas. Change batteries yearly.  
        --Use safety gates to block stairways, and use plugs in 
electrical outlets.  
        --Keep all small objects, including tiny toys and balloons, away 
from young children to prevent choking.

This Web page is referenced from another page containing related information about Miscellaneous Newborn Care


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