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

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

Fire Safety Education for Babysitters

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

  • Discuss the family's fire escape plan before the parents leave
  • Ask the parents if the house has working smoke alarms
  • 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 9-1-1- from there
  • Call the parents
  • Do not go back inside the home for ANY reason.