In-Home Baby Proofing Assessment: 5 Child Proofing Tips

When you have little ones running around the house, it’s important to teach your kids which items around the house are dangerous and shouldn’t be played with. It is also important to know how to child proof your home for the safety of your children. Here are some simple tips you can follow:

  1. 1.When using the oven in the kitchen, turn the oven light on and teach your kids that when the light is on, they are not to touch the unit.
  2. 2.Cook using the back burners whenever possible. This will protect your curious children from burns if they were to reach up or if something were to boil or spill over.
  3. 3.Empty the dishwasher as soon as the dishes are clean. This will prevent children from opening the door and sticking their hands in.
  4. 4.Create a fire escape plan. Make sure the children in your home understand the basics of the plan and know what to do if you are not around.
  5. 5.Child safety equipment can actually become dangerous as children age. As soon as a child is old enough to climb on or attempt to climb over a gate, it is time for that gate to be removed so they do not injure themselves.

If your child has been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact us for a free consultation today.



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In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

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This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

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