(HealthDay News) -- Young children can turn a typical home into a house full of potential safety hazards.
Here are suggestions from the American Academy of Family Physicians on how to keep kids safe at home:
- Don't leave plastic bags or deflated balloons where children can reach them, as these objects pose choking hazards.
- Don't leave electrical outlets exposed to little fingers -- keep plastic covers on all outlets that aren't used.
- Alcohol, cigarettes, matches and lighters should be kept out a child's reach.
- Store loaded guns outside of the home, or store them securely locked and unloaded in the home.