tip #1

Tie the cords so they are out of children's reach, whether the blind is up or down, make sure children cannot reach the cords. Never put a crib, bed, highchair or playpen near a window or a patio door where a child can reach a blind or curtain cord.

tip #2

Always check to see that water temperature is moderate for children. When filling the bathtub, turn on the cold water first and then the hot water. When finished filling the tub, turn off the hot water first and then the cold water.

tip #3

Put up a barrier around a gas or wood burning fireplace or wood burning stove to prevent children from touching hot surfaces and being burned. Fireplace doors and wood burning stoves can become very hot during and after use.

tip #4

Keep all chemical products in a locked cupboard that is out of the reach of children.

tip #5

Keep children away from the barbecue when in use.

tip #6

Keep the phone number for the poison control centre by your telephone.

tip #7

Keep other harmful products, such as cosmetics, drugs, vitamins, and first-aid treatment products, out of the sight and reach of children.

tip #8

Cut curtain cords short when window blinds are fully down or when curtains are fully closed.

tip #9

Turn pot handles toward the centre of the stove, to avoid children's reach.

tip #10

Keep cords for electrical appliances, such as deep fryers, kettles, steam irons, and toasters, out of the reach of children. Children can be hurt or burned if they pull an appliance off a counter.