Baby safety expert Debra Holtzman offers this advice to keep your home safe for little ones.
- Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and in every sleeping area.
- Purchase battery-operated carbon monoxide alarms or plug-in alarms with batter back-up.
- Set your water heater to no higher than 120F. Temperatures of 140F can give a child a third-degree burn in just three seconds.
- Assemble a disaster kit with enough supplies for a minimum of three days.
- Assemble a first aid kit.
- Post a list of emergency telephone numbers near every phone in your home.
- Keep up-to-date on recalled products by visiting www.recalls.gov.
- Enroll in an infant/child CPR and first aid course.
- Always use a food thermometer to be sure foods are safely cooked.
- Test your home for radon gas.
Check out the Home Safety Council for more information. They have some pretty cool information.