Bob Vila Radio: Childproofing Tips

Bob Vila Radio is a newly launched daily radio spot carried on more than 60 stations around the country (and growing). You can get your daily dose here, by listening—or reading—to Bob’s 60-second home improvement radio tip of the day. Today, it’s all about Childproofing Tips.

Childproofing Tipes


Listen to BOB VILA ON CHILDPROOFING TIPS, or read text below:

To protect your child from household dangers, you need to get down on your hands and knees and tour your house from your child’s point of view. Open everything you can, look for hard corners that can bump heads, anything that can burn, shock, or that contains water. Also look for any openings wider than 2 inches where a child could get stuck or fall in, like stairways, railings, and windows.

Replace any toxic household cleaners or chemicals with non-toxic biodegradable products. These are better for everyone anyway, and you won’t have to worry nearly as much about accidental poisoning. Some child safety measures don’t cost anything. Prevent scalding by turning your water heater down to 125 degrees. Lock your windows. And move all toiletries and medicines well out of reach. Keep in mind that even if your child can’t quite reach it now, it’s only a matter of time.

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For more on childproofing gadgets, consider the following Bob Vila articles:

Quick Tip: Boost Child Safety at Home
Childproofing the Kitchen
Childproofing the Bathroom