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Importance of Baby Gates

Baby gates play a crucial role in ensuring that children stay safe. They keep little kids from escaping the confines of a house, from falling down stairs, and from a wide variety of other dangers that they are prone to encounter. Not everyone utilizes an adequate baby gate and there have been stories of awful consequences.

One of the biggest jobs any parents have is to ensure that their house is baby-proofed. This does not have to be done immediately but should be done at least before the baby starts crawling. Baby-proofing ensures that children do not get into things that can harm them and also helps to prevent accidents from occurring. For example, putting safety latches on cabinets that contain hazardous chemicals and cleaning products can do a lot to prevent potentially serious accidents.

The baby gate plays a role in preventing serious accidents involving stairs from occurring. As integral a part of any baby-proofing plan as child-safety latches, the baby gate is commonly overlooked. One of the biggest hazards to any child living in a home that has multiple levels is the staircase. Stairs are dangerous to people of all ages but especially to children. They can fall over the top step and then continue to fall down the entire flight.

Another danger is the open door. In a situation where the door is left open for a while, a baby gate can reduce the ability of the baby to get out the open door and wander off. Also, the child is much less likely to be stepped on or tripped over if he or she is confined to one room that is not really in use. This does not mean hide the baby away in the back of the closet, but a baby gate can define a play area that is still visible but keeps the child out of harm’s way.

Contact a Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney

If your child has been injured in a situation at day care where a baby gate should have been in place, contact a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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