As new parents, you will want to do everything possible to keep your child safe. Here are 5 extra tips for keeping your tot safe…during sleep:

  • Never leave your toddler alone on an adult bed. Children often roll in their sleep and can hit their heads very hard if they roll off.

  • Install smoke alarms. If you already have them, check to make sure they work.

  • Install a carbon monoxide detector in the hallway near your bedrooms.

  • Store an easy-to-grab fire extinguisher on each floor.

  • Make an escape plan in case of an emergency (like a fire). If you live high above the ground, keep a rope ladder and a fire evacuation hood on hand.

After you install your alarms and buy your extinguishers, give your insurance company a call. They should give you a substantial discount on your bill for taking all these precautions.

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