Health Tip: When Baby Begins to Crawl

Make sure she's protected

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(HealthDayNews) -- If your baby is learning to crawl, take extra care to ensure her safety. A baby on the move can get into trouble very quickly.

The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto offers these tips:

  • Use safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs. Don't use a pressure gate at the top of the stairs. It can topple if your child leans on it.
  • Keep medicines and cleaning products locked up.
  • Make sure there's no furniture near windows or balcony rails.
  • Keep large toys and stuffed animals out of the crib or playpen. Your baby could use them to climb over the side.
  • Don't let your child stand up in the high chair.
  • Use the safety strap to secure your baby in a shopping cart.


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