When cooking, all pot handles
should be turned inward so your child can't reach them. Use
back burners whenever possible. Stove knobs that are within
your child's reach should be child proofed with stove knob covers.
Appliances which continually catch the baby's attention (i.e.
the oven) can be latched shut with appliance latches that are
easy opened by adults.
Microwave burns are typically caused by spilling
hot liquids or food. Keep hot foods and liquids away from young
Install latches on all drawers and cabinets accessible to your
child which contain potentially harmful items. Keep glassware,
knives, appliance cords, placemats and tablecloths out of reach
and away from the edge of counters and tables.
Poisons or toxic materials should be locked up or placed high
out of baby's reach. Wash out cleaning product containers before
putting them in the trash -- just a drop of cleaning fluid can
cause serious harm to a baby.
Plastic wrap, dry cleaning plastic bags, shopping and garbage
bags should be kept from your child, due to the possibility of
suffocation and/or choking.
Be mindful of small appliances. Keep toasters, coffee makers,
phones, and microwave cords out of reach. Your child can easily
pull the cords and be injured by the appliances falling on them.
A fire extinguisher should always be kept in the kitchen.