Childproofing Kitchens

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  • Common injuries in the kitchen include poisoning, falls or scalds from hot food, water or other liquids, choking on small objects and slamming little fingers in drawers and cabinets.
  • To avoid injuries, try to keep children out of the kitchen when you are cooking.
  • Some parents may choose to use a playpen at this busy time or a safety gate.
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Install Childproof Locks on Cabinets and Drawers

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Add a Childproof Lock or Baby Safety Gate to Scullery or Pantry Doors.

The easiest way to prevent access to the scullery or pantry when these areas have doors is to install a door lever lock.  If you do not want to keep these areas fully closed install Door Hinge Protectors & Foam door stoppers to prevent slamming little fingers.
***Alternatively, using Baby Gates is also an option

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Cover Sharp Corners and Edges

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If there is a fireplace, install a childproof firescreen

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Put away dangerous items in Childproof Cabinets

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Install a Oven Door Lock

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Install a Oven Door Guard

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Install a Refrigerator Lock

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Turn Pot Handles to the Back

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Install a multi-purpose fire extinguisher, such as one for Class A-B-C fires

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Be AWARE of Choking Hazards!
Pet Food, Fridge Magnets, Small Toys, Pieces of Food

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Switch Oven OFF at the wall when not in use

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Keep Appliances, Cords, Hot Beverages, Pots out of reach and turn appliances off at the wall when not in use

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Have an emergency contact list on your Fridge, low enough for a child to reach. Do NOT take for granted that these numbers are always in use. Update these numbers regularly by phoning & checking that they exist.

Beware of TRIPPING HAZARDS!
The Kitchen floor should be obstacle FREE!
Never leave a bucket with water standing around.

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