Finding Hidden Hazards In Your Home

There are a lot of areas of safety that become more important when you have a baby. One of the biggest changes that need to happen when you’re going to have babies around is baby-proofing the house. That’s why the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Associations (JPMA) made safeguarding against hidden hazards the goal of September, Baby Safety Month.

Here are the top ten hazards that the JPMA highlights as hidden hazards. How many of these did you already know?

  • Magnets
  • Recalled Products
  • Loose Change
  • Tipovers
  • Pot Handle Sticking Out From Stove
  • Loose Rugs or Carpet
  • Liquid Laundry Packets
  • Hot Mugs
  • Cords
  • Button Batteries

JPMA also has a great game for identifying some of these hazards. Now that you’ve read their list, see if you can win the game by finding all 10 hazards.

If something slips by and one of these hazards harms a child in your care, it’s also important to have a list of contact information for medical help — both emergency and primary care — so that it can be found easily by anyone in the house.

Guardian can assist by offering a one touch connection via your touchpad or medical pendant to our 24/7, award winning monitoring center. In an average of 30 seconds after receiving your alarm signal, Central Station will initiate a response. Having a quick and easy way to get help without having to pick up a phone   can be very helpful in emergencies.

– See more at: http://babysafetyzone.org/hot-topics/baby-safety-month#sthash.FMQuNwSj.dpuf

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