Baby-Proofing Your Home

When you have a baby, whether it is your first or fifth, nothing is more important than ensuring his or her safety. A home can be filled with many potential baby hazards, but there are a few easy safety precautions you can take to baby-proof your home:

  • Lock your window latches or window guards to prevent children from falling out of upper floor windows.
  • Ensure window coverings are safe; corded window coverings and blinds can be a strangulation hazard. The Window Covering Safety Council offers free repair kits to make corded window coverings safer.
  • Install cabinet and drawer latches to prevent children from getting into hazardous chemicals.
  • Stay up-to-date on safety recalls for all home products.

Find additional important home safety information at and

If your home does not meet your safety needs, contact the Navy Housing Service Center (HSC) for assistance. You can find Navy HSC contact information online at

Family Connection September 2013


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