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In the Bedroom

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Is Your Home a Healthy Home?
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 -   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.


 -   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 mattress.

 -   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 CO poisoning.

 
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