If you’re thinking about decluttering your home to get it ready for the holidays, here are a few child safety tips to keep in mind:
Car seats and helmets are unsafe to purchase second-hand because of the possibility that they have been in an accident rendering them unsafe for further use. If you come across a car seat you know has been in an accident or is expired, it’s better to toss it or take it to a recycling program. When you throw away a car seat, cut the straps so it won’t be reused.
Only donate cribs that were made after June 28, 2011; those cribs meet the world’s strongest testing standard. Include all hardware for the new owner.
Now is a good time to anchor furniture such as dressers, TV stands, and televisions to reduce risk of tip-overs. Read about how to anchor furniture here.