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Most parents would do anything and everything to protect their children from potentially dangerous situations. However, many parents overlook one of the biggest threats to their child’s safety: their home. Looking around your home right now, how childproof do you think it is?
Below, we visit some common areas in and around your home, exposing some of the potential hazards as well as suggestions for how to keep your child safer.
When it comes to childproofing your home, the following are some potentially hazardous areas. Read through for tips on how to make these spaces safer for children.
These are big areas for storage of chemicals such as antifreeze, insecticides, herbicides, etc.
About Karen Chilton, MD
Dr. Karen Chilton is a board-certified pediatrician and medical director of WakeMed Physician Practices – Pediatrics, pediatric critical care and hospital medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership.
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610