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TV and Furniture Tip-Overs Safety for Babies

TV and Furniture Tip-Overs Safety for Babies

Protect your baby from an accidental TV or furniture tip-overSecuring your TV and furniture from tipping over is an important part of baby-proofing your home. Here’s all you need to know to get started.

Top Safety Tips to Avoid TV and Furniture Tip-Overs

  1. Mount flat-screen TVs to the wall. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure that you have a secure fit.
  2. If you have a heavier, box-style cathode ray tube (CRT) TV, place it on a low, stable piece of furniture that can hold the TV’s size and weight. 
  3. Use anti-tip brackets, braces or wall straps to secure furniture to the wall.
  4. Install stops on dresser drawers to prevent them from being pulled all the way out. Multiple open drawers can cause the weight to shift, making it easier for a dresser to tip over.
  5. Keep heavier items on lower shelves and in lower drawers.
  6. Avoid placing remote controls, food, toys or other items in places where babies might be tempted to climb up or reach for them.