Infant Safety

Infant safety is one of the most important things to think about as a parent. Know what to do to keep your child safe.

Baby Proofing Steps

  • Baby proofing is extremely important, but remember, nothing takes the place of adult supervision.
  • Do Basic Home Safety
  • Keep cleaners and chemicals out of infants reach
  • Make your windows safe
  • Secure your fireplace
  • Take a special look at kitchens and baths
  • Use door locks
  • Use safety gates

Fire Safety Education for Babysitters

When you are babysitting, keep the following safety tips in mind:

  • Ask the parents if the house has working smoke alarms
  • Call the parents
  • Discuss the family's fire escape plan before the parents leave
  • Do not go back inside the home for any reason
  • If you smell smoke, hear a smoke alarm or see flames, get yourself and the children out. Remember the rule - Get Out and Stay Out!
  • Take the children to a neighbour's house and call 911 from there