A safe home for your baby
Throughout the house
- Place safety catches on windows so that your child cannot open them on his own. And never leave furniture in front of them: he could use it to gain access to them.
- Install safety gates at the top and bottom of the stairs.
- Equip sharp-corned furniture with cushioned corner guards.
- Banish toxic plants or place them up high.
- Equip the doors with door-stops or door holders to prevent baby's little hands getting caught in the door.
- Install outlet-covers so that baby cannot put his fingers into plug points.
- Do not leave electric cables trailing: your child could play with them or bite them.
- Never leave an extension cord plugged in when it is not plugged into an electric appliance.
- Only buy electrical equipment with the EC or French NF standard labels.
- Make sure that your electrical installation is in compliance with current safety standards.
- Never leave little objects within your baby's reach (button batteries, paper clips, pieces from the older children's toys, etc.): he could put them in his mouth and choke.
- Tell your child what he must not do in the house. Explain why and repeat what is forbidden as often as necessary.