How to Babyproof Your Home

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Use safety plugs in unused electrical outlets. Repair damaged electrical cords. Run cords behind heavy furniture. l Invest in good, sturdy doorway gates. Install latches on all drawers, cupboards, closets and cabinets. Buffer sharp furniture corners and edges. Store knick-knacks away for awhile or display on high shelves. l Use knob covers for the stove, barriers that keep hands off the hot surfaces, oven and refrigerator latches.  Dispose of plastic grocery sacks and produce wrap immediately. l Keep important phone numbers tacked to the refrigerator.  Store all medicines above the floor in a latched cabinet. Ditto household cleaners. Use nonskid tub mats or appliques to prevent slipping.  Use tub faucet covers.