Child-proofing a Home Checklist

Cover electrical outlets
Electric cords shorten and taped down
Shorten shade and blind cords
Latches on cabinet doors
Remove small items - choking hazard
Remove all breakables
Remove all important/irreplacable items
Remove candy dishes
Remove plastic bags
Caustic cleaners etc. out of reach
Medicine and other items out of reach

Gates at top and bottom of stairs
Gate to decks and balconies
Bumpers on sharp furniture corners
Rearrange top heavy furniture
Gun locks and remove ammo elsewhere
Be sure pets are OK with child, especially around food and toys