Install smoke alarms outside bedrooms and on every level of
the home. For added protection, consider installing smoke alarms
in each bedroom. Test them at least once a month and change batteries
at least once a year.
Practice fire escape routes and identify an outside meeting
Place a baby to sleep on his or her back in a crib with no pillows
or soft bedding underneath.
Use a crib that meets national safety standards and has a snug-fitting
Never use an electric blanket in the bed or crib of a small
child or infant.
Keep small toys, balloons, and small balls away from young children.
Check age labels for appropriate toys. Make sure toy storage
chests have safety lid supports.
To prevent strangulation, use safety tassels for miniblinds
and avoid strings on children’s toys and pacifiers.
Install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms outside bedrooms to prevent