Home is supposed to be our ‘safe place’ – it’s where we can go inside, lock the door and relax. But is it as safe as you think? Many childhood injuries are caused by domestic accidents - there’s no limit to kids’ curiosity and safety can’t be taken for granted.
If you've ever thought that all the performance about childproofing the home for babies is all a bit over the top, just watch this footage. Taken over a few days, four hours of play have been time-lapsed into just two minutes of video.
Important to note: although this 9-month-old cannot walk yet, he is agile and very curious - sharp edged furniture, unsecured cupboards, fragile ornaments, electrical cords or open power-points would have been explored by this baby if they had been left in this room.
Take a room-by-room tour through our virtual house, and find out how to childproof your home.
(Joanne Hart, Health24, May 2009)