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Childproofing Things People Often Overlook

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Blocking staircases with baby gates or putting safety latches on cupboard doors are pretty common knowledge when it comes to childproofing your home. This list contains some childproofing tips the baby books may have overlooked.

Rated 0 points - posted 9 years ago by keilania in category Kids.
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Lock up the pet food. Report Abuse
They see the beloved pet eat stuff from that bag all the time and may decide to sample some themselves.
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Move the pet's water dish to higher ground. Report Abuse
It's all fun and games until yuor toddler drops your cell phone into Fluffy's water bowl.
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Shut that laptop lid. Report Abuse
Kids love gadgets and little one's can quickly rip off a few important laptop keys when left unattended.
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Keep the cell phone out of reach. Report Abuse
Children are amazingly adept at sending text messages or dialing pre-programmed emergency numbers - even if the cell phone has a keypad lock.
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Look underneath the recliner before putting the footrest down. Report Abuse
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Avoid furniture with removable shelves. Report Abuse
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Keep magazines out of reach unless you want every page ripped out. Report Abuse
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Hide anything long and skinny that can be used as a "sword". Report Abuse
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Keep your vacuum cleaner in a storage closet. Report Abuse
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Move that cat litterbox up high. Report Abuse
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Check front loading washing machines for toys, crayons, etc. before starting a load. Report Abuse
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If you can't move your TV and DVD player to higher ground, block them with a coffee table. Report Abuse
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Remove door stoppers, or at the very least the white tips from the ends. Report Abuse
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Close or cover heating vents. Report Abuse
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Don't leave a full laundry basket unattended. Report Abuse
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Keep shoes locked in a closet or they may disappear. Report Abuse
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Get rid of large vases with narrow bottoms that tip over easily. Report Abuse
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Keep remote controls out of reach. Report Abuse
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Move stinky dog beds to another room. Report Abuse
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Move tissue boxes our of range. Report Abuse
Sure tissues are pretty harmless, but little fingers can make an unbelievable mess by shredding even just one tissue into tiny pieces.
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