Posted: Apr 17, 2014 5:20 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Apr 17, 2014 5:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Pediatrician Mindy Calandro said today on News 2 at 4 that hundreds of children go to the hospital each year due to accidents in the home, so she gave several tips to baby-proof and child-proof your home.
One tip was for parents to get on their children's level when assessing hazards, actually crawling around and seeing where sharp corners or other dangers might be. Calandro said to watch for things children might want to climb on or get into, or objects hanging in their reach such as the cords to window blinds which can be a choking hazard.
Another possible hazard are television sets. Calandro said every 30 minutes a child is injured by tipping televisions in the U.S., and there are straps available to hold TVs and entertainment centers in place.