Having a baby is one of the most important milestones you can have in your life. Preparing for the arrival of your new baby involves many things, including buying baby furniture and clothing. However, you should also include making your home safe for your new baby in your to-do list. Since Unlimited Security wants your family to be safe and secure in your home, we would like to share with you some steps you should take to be prepared for the arrival of your new baby.
Is your baby’s crib safe?
Baby furniture can be expensive, and many new parents look for hand-me-down items to save money. If you have been given a crib from friends or family, the Office of Women’s Health recommends checking to see if your crib meets the current government safety standards. You need to see if that crib has been recalled as an unsafe crib that could endanger your baby’s life. There could also be missing or loose parts that could also cause trouble. You can look for information on recalls at the US Consumer Product Information Safety Commission website or call them at 1-800-638-2772. You should also remove any blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals from the crib as these could lead to suffocation issues for your baby.
Are all handrails secured?
If you do not have handrails installed in every stairway in your home, you should take care of this before bringing your baby home. If you do have handrails, make sure they are secure. When you are holding your baby, take care to always use the handrail when you are going up and down the stairs.
Do you have smoke and carbon monoxide alarm detectors in place?
You should have at least one of each of these detectors on every level of your home and in the halls outside of each bedroom. Make sure these detectors are working. Unlimited Security can add monitored smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to your home security system for the best protection in case of an emergency.
Do you have easy access to emergency phone numbers?
You should have a list of all of the emergency services’ phone numbers near each phone in your home. The Office of Women’s Health recommends that you have at least one phone connected by land line as cordless phones will not work if the power is out and cellphone batteries can die.
Following these safety tips can help to put your mind at ease when you bring your new baby home. Contact us at Unlimited Security to find out how we can help you stay safe and secure during this important time in your life.