By Melissa Carter
BLOCK FALLS: Always use a hardware-mounted gate, secured into the wall, at the top of the stairs. You can use pressure-mounted gates between rooms and at the bottom of the stairs. “If your child’s chin can reach the top of the gate, she may be able to climb over, so remove it,” recommends Fuselli. “At that point, teach her how to go up the stairs and practise together. More active supervision has to occur.”
Never place a crib, bed or other climbing risk under a window, and use window guards and stops on windows above the first floor. Screens only deter insects and definitely do not prevent falls.
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