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

4 Apps to Keep Trick-or-Treaters Safe

4 Apps to Keep Trick-or-Treaters SafeFor the first time, your little monsters, princesses, superheroes, and hobgoblins may be roaming the neighborhood without you on All Hallow’s Eve. Understandably, you’re a bit worried.

Well, there are a number of safety apps out there that you can download that will allow you to keep tabs on your kids and give you piece of mind. Here are four of them:

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Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Child Safety Tips for the Kitchen

Your kitchen is likely much more than a place to have meals; it can be the best place to study, to sit and talk with family members or friends and to plan futures. It’s a place to make you feel safe and secure.

child kitchen safetyMaybe all that’s changed today — although we’d like to think not — but one thing hasn’t changed; if you’re not careful, the heart of your home can become a dangerous place for children.

One of the most important aspects of kitchen safety for both children and adults is the inclusion of carbon monoxide monitoring within your home alarm system. With recent heat and electricity outages in Brockton, Mass., one family tried to use their gas stove for warmth. This led to the hospitalization of three adults and two children, according to Although all are expected to make a full recovery — a functional carbon monoxide alarm would have alerted these individuals of the danger before falling ill.

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