13 Tips to Help New Parents Baby Proof Their Homes

Baby boy opens up kitchen cupboard and pulls out various cleaning products from under the sink while his parents are distractedAs a first-time parent, you’re probably overwhelmed by all the challenges of caring for your beautiful bundle of joy. However, before you know it your baby will be crawling, walking, climbing and getting into just about everything.

That’s why it’s important to make your home safe for the new addition to your family. You should set aside some time – probably a weekend – to walk through your house, room by room, making a list of the things that need to be baby proofed. Then take the necessary steps to secure your home to keep your baby safe. Read more

Tips for a Frighteningly Fun and Safe Halloween

halloween-safetyThe witching season is upon us. A magical time for ghosts and ghoulies – or princes and princesses – to scamper through their neighborhoods in search of Halloween sweets and other treats.

We here at American Alarm love this spookiest day of the year, but before we head out to a local thrift store to put together our perfect costumes – we’re leaning toward superheros or any of the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – we want to offer some helpful tips to ensure that you and your children have a spooktacular All Hallow’s Eve.

Some of these tips are brought to you by the police department of the city known throughout the world as Witch City – haunted Salem, Massachusetts.

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