#childsafety | Pediatricians Share How to Childproof a Living Room and Risks to Avoid


  • Insider spoke to five pediatricians about things they avoid in their own living rooms.
  • Unbracketed furniture topped their list of things to avoid when childproofing the home.
  • Others mentioned avoiding baby walkers and exposed electrical outlets.
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From the kitchen to the nursery to the living room, a home is riddled with potential risks. 

And when you have children, preventing those risks can feel overwhelming. 

“Try not to overwhelm yourself, but start thinking about what your child could get into,” Dr. Amna Husain, a pediatrician, lactation consultant, and mother, told Insider.

Pediatricians are here to help. Insider spoke to five pediatricians who shared how they childproofed and babyproofed their living rooms to prevent injuries, electrocution, and other dangers. 





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