Childproofing and Safety Products

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Childproofing and Safety Products at Walgreens

It only takes a second for an accident to occur, but the after effects of these mishaps can affect a child for a lifetime. Millions of children visit emergency rooms every year due to unintentional injuries, and often, these accidents occur at home. Fortunately, you can take steps to reduce the risk of your child becoming a statistic by making your household environment safer. Walgreens is here to help with a diverse assortment of childproofing essentials. You can browse our selection of products online to find out what's available in your nearest store or have your order shipped right to your door.

Keeping Kids Away From Danger

Taking a room-by-room approach to child-proofing makes creating a safer home environment simpler. Consider using baby gates to restrict access to stairs where children can fall and rooms where little ones could be injured. Installing locks on cabinets and appliances can keep children from accessing dangerous items or injuring themselves by turning on a stove or climbing inside the washing machine. Outlet covers prevent tiny fingers from reaching inside electrical sockets.

Reducing the Risk of Cuts, Bumps and Bruises

Many common furnishings in homes can pose risks for kids. Babies and children can bump into corners or sharp edges on tables, door trims, sofa frames, fireplaces and other items and end up with bruises or other injuries as a result. Corner guards, edge guards and door cushions provide padding for safety. Most of these child-proofing products are held in place by adhesive, making them easy to install.

Responding to Emergencies

If your little one suffers an injury at home, having the right products on hand can help you deal with the emergency. Child first aid and healthcare kits ensure that you're prepared for the unexpected. These kits may contain bandages, nasal aspirators, digital thermometers, alcohol wipes and other essentials. Some come with travel bags, so you can pack them in the diaper bag or stow them in the glove compartment.

Best Practices When Using Child-Proofing Products

No child-proofing product can work properly if incorrectly installed. To get the most out of the products that you purchase, read the instructions and follow the directions carefully. The product descriptions for the child-proofing and safety essentials will give you an indication as to appropriate uses, so you can make the best selection.