Securing your television and furniture from tipping over is an important part of baby-proofing your home. Here is all you need to know to get started.
1. Mount flat-screen televisions to the wall instead of setting them on a tabletop. Make sure you 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 its size and weight to ensure it does not tip over.
3. Use anti-tip brackets, braces or wall straps to secure furniture to the wall to prevent them from sliding on the floor.
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 loose items in places where babies might be tempted to climb up or reach for them.