How do I child proof my living room?

How do I keep my toddler from falling off the couch?

Fill that area with toys that encourage toddlers to be active as well as pillows, couch cushions, and soft materials that kids can stack up and climb on. Having a playmate around might also distract your child from climbing.

How do you make furniture safe for kids?

Secure Furniture like Shelves, Desks, and Drawers to a Wall.

  1. Purchase furniture with wide legs or solid bases.
  2. Install drawer stops on chests and drawers.
  3. Place heavy items close to the floor on shelves.
  4. Strap furniture to the wall with safety straps or L-brackets.

When should I worry about toddler falls?

If your child fell on their back or neck, or hit their head, we suggest that you seek emergency pediatric trauma care if they have any of the following symptoms: Severe neck or back pain. Inability to move a body part. Weakness, tingling, or numbness in chest, arms or legs.

How long does a baby have to stay up after hitting their head?

You’ll need to hold it next to the bruise for about 20 minutes. It’s common for babies to hit their head while exploring, and they’re usually back to their normal selves soon. However, keep an eye on your baby over the next 24 hours and if you’re still worried, phone your doctor for advice.

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Do you need to secure crib to wall?

Nothing in the crib is best (except your baby)!

Toys that are installed on the crib slats should be secured on the wall side (the manufacturer’s instructions should be checked). Avoid wall hangings above the crib.

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