Child Safety

A Checklist for Childproofing Your Home
It is especially important that a home with small children be made safe. Some of the safety measures you need to take for a small child are obvious, but unfortunately many are not. This checklist of safety precautions that need to be taken in a home with small children will help insure that the unthinkable never happens. The site is broken down in Safety Measures for Every Room, Safety Measures for Hallways & Staircases, Safety Measures for Kids' Rooms, Safety Measurers for the Kitchen, Safety Measures for the Bathroom, Safety Measures for the Yard, and Special Safety Precautions. Under each category are several dozen bulleted safety tips and advice, such as shorten curtain and blind cords, keep furniture away from windows, place screen barriers around fireplaces and other heat sources, keep matches and lighters locked away, install carpeting on stairs to prevent slips and falls, never use an electric blanket in a crib, lock all medicine cabinets and many more. If you have small children, going through this extensive checklist just might help save the life of a child.
This site from Child Safety has many articles on ways to make your home safer for your child. Every child deserves a safe and secure place to grow up. Start with the article on how to choose the proper safety gate. Safety gates are necessary to keep children from wandering into rooms where they shouldn't and to keep them from going up and down dangerous stairs. But not all baby gates are created equal and this article helps you spot the good ones and shy away from the bad ones. Next is a complete guide to baby-proofing your home, filled with tips and hints that you might otherwise overlook. Next is a guide to buying the all-important baby monitor. Your baby monitor is much too important to get stuck with a lemon. Next choose the perfect crib and mattress. Your baby will spend a great deal of time in the crib, so learn what to look for in a good one, and what to avoid in a bad one. Next is a printable list of emergency numbers, and finally there is an excellent and helpful article on helping you to know when your child is old enough and mature enough to be left home alone.

Puppies & Infants - Safety Tips
Introducing pets to toddlers can be a tedious affair, which is why the Adopt a Pet site helps out the parents by giving them handy tips on the dos and don'ts for interactions between a pet dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, horse or hamster, and their infants. The comprehensive database covers a plethora of dog breeds and the various puppy training tips to be practiced. One memorable post on the site even had tips on what dog breeds suit children. The site has a useful collection of tips related to safety or emergency measures to be taken with regards to the pets aside from others on how to cope with motion sickness, eye stains and other pet-related issues. is part of ChildSafe Network, a global network that aims to protect children all over the world against all kind of abuses. The site contains seven tips on how travelers can do their part. This includes not giving money to children begging in the streets but instead help them get out by giving training to their parents on how to have a decent income. If you know some children who are being exploited in work or child laborers, or in a potential sexual exploitation, the organization has hotline numbers that you can call.

Government Food Safety Information
A great deal of information and links to external web sites that offer information about kids safety, safety lessons, food safety for babysitters, county fairs, food detectives, food safety for packing summer camp lunches, back to school food safety, steps to fight bacteria, food safety for children crossword puzzle and word scramble, field investigations, vibrio vulnificus health education kit, health safety curriculum and guides for teaching food safety to children, food safety coloring books and more resources for kids and teachers.

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