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Babyproofing tips from the experts. This site will help parents, grandparents, and anyone entertaining small children to find out ways to make your home safe for your baby or toddler. Learn how to prevent accidents and keep you child safe at home.

The website also features useful articles on safety, childproofing and household accident prevention.

Fire Safety
Residential fires claim the lives of 3,600 people each year and injure 18,500 more - and children younger than 5 are at greatest risk. Would you know what to do if a fire started in your home? Would your child?

Burns
Burns, especially scalds from hot water and liquids, are some of the most common childhood accidents. Babies and young children may be more susceptible than adults are - they're curious, small, and have sensitive skin that needs extra protection.

Head Injuries
Head injuries fall into two categories: external and internal head injuries. Learn more about the two kinds of head injuries and what to do if your child becomes injured.

Staying Safe While in the Water
Pools, lakes, ponds, and beaches can offer cool relief in hotter weather. But water also can be dangerous for children who are not aware of its hazards.

Choosing Safe Baby Products
Choosing products for your baby can be confusing, with all the gadgets available. But there is one consideration that must never be compromised when picking out stuff for your baby: safety.

Choosing Safe Toys
Choosing safe toys is an important part of being a parent. Read this article to make sure your child's toys are safe.

Gun Safety
Whether you are a collector, a hunter, or a gun control advocate, ensure your family's safety by talking with your child about the potential dangers of guns and what to do if one is found.

CPR
Every parent should know how and when to administer CPR. This informative article for parents will teach you more about cardiopulmonary resuscitation and your child.

SIDS: Sudden and Silent
SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants who are 1 month to 1 year old, but despite years of research, SIDS is still unpredictable and unpreventable. Learn how to protect your baby.

Playground Safety
Playgrounds and outdoor play equipment can provide your child with fun, fresh air, and exercise, but they can also pose some safety hazards. You can make the playground a place that's entertaining and safe for your children by following some simple safety guidelines.

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