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What should I do to make my home safe for a 6-month-old baby?

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Keep child-proofing your home:

  • Create a baby-proof safe area where he can move and explore.
  • Keep older children's toys with small parts away from the baby.
  • Put padding on the sharp corners of furniture.
  • Secure electrical cords out of reach.
  • Make sure baby won't be able to grab or try to pull up on unsteady furniture. Anchor bookcases and TVs to the wall so your child can't pull them over and hurt himself.
  • Put safety locks on reachable cabinets.
  • Keep all medications and chemicals out of reach, in locked cabinets.

From: Baby's 6-Month Checkup: What to Expect WebMD Medical Reference

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Kidshealth.org: "Your Child's Checkup: 6 Months."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on October 25, 2017

SOURCE:

Kidshealth.org: "Your Child's Checkup: 6 Months."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on October 25, 2017

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