Health Tip: Keeping Kids Safe

Rid your home of potential hazards

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(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.


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