Baby Proofing Checklist


  • The slats on baby's crib are less than 2-3/8 inches.
  • There are no holes in the mattress.
  • Baby's crib is sturdy, and has no loose or missing hardware.
  • In a crib have a firm, flat mattress and no soft bedding underneath.


  • All medicines and cleaning products are in containers with safety caps and locked away from children.
  • Always check bath water temperature with your wrist before putting baby in to bathe.
  • Be sure no water is left on the floor to avoid slipping.


  • All cords and electrical appliances out of your baby's reach.
  • All household cleaning products, knives, matches, and plastic bags are locked away from children.

Other Living Areas

  • Smoke detectors are installed on each floor of your home
  • Safety gates are set up to keep baby out of harms reach like stairways.
  • Check condition and sturdiness of toys.
  • Baby's clothing doesn't have free or loose buttons and strings.