Home Safety for Children: Ensuring a Danger-Free Home Environment

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Safeguards against commonplace household dangers will protect not only your small child, but your entire family.
Air Date: 2/11/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: David Hill, MD
david hill 2013Dr. David Hill is Vice President of Cape Fear Pediatrics in Wilmington, NC, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UNC Medical School. He serves on the executive committees of the North Carolina Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics Council On Communications and the Media. In addition to writing a monthly column for Wilmington Parent Magazine, Dr. Hill writes and records for multiple websites including as,, and He has three children, ages six, nine, and 11.
Home Safety for Children: Ensuring a Danger-Free Home Environment
Your household can have many dangers for young children; but with a little effort, you can protect your child from these hazards.

Some simple fixes can be to check hard corners on your furniture, put safety plugs on your outlets and maybe open windows from the top (if possible).

Your children will come across many potential dangers in your home; but you can do a few simple things to help your child stay safe.

David Hill, MD, discusses what you can do to ensure a safe home environment for your children.
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