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Cortland County Health Department Provides Tips on Childproofing Your Home


The biggest thing about keeping a child safe at home, besides watching them, is to use devices that are designed to keep them safe from harm.

According to safe kids, around 2,200 children die each year from an injury at home. Over 3 million children go to the ER for injuries that commonly happen at home. 

The Cortland County Health Department has provided tips to use to ensure your home is childproofed.

Those include:

Use safety latches and locks for cabinets and drawers.

Outlet covers for outlets accessible to children

Anchors to prevent furniture and TVs from tipping over.

Corner and edge bumpers to prevent injuries from falls against sharp edges on walls, furniture and fireplaces.

Door Knob covers. A fitting that goes over a door knob to prevent children from opening the door.

Cordless window coverings to prevent strangulation

The Health Neighborhoods Program is available for residents to gather further information and to receive free home safety & child safety items by calling 1-607-428-5410.

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