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This article is from the Baby Proofing FAQ, by Sandra Smith, sandra@cs.toronto.edu with numerous contributions by others.

01 Baby Proofing General Issues

From: Mark Vigder, Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University
vigder@sce.carleton.ca

A good suggestion that was on the network a while ago (particularly if
you have a gas range): take the knobs off and keep them up high. There
was a horrible case in Winnipeg about a year ago where a
two or three year old who was supposed to be napping woke up, went
into the kitchen, pushed a chair to the stove, climbed up, and turned
on the element. His rubber running shoes melted and stuck to the
element; he couldn't get off.

At our cottage we also have ceiling fans near bunk beds and base board
heaters with curtains hanging on them. I take the knobs off these as
well so that little hands cannot turn them on.

 

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