First child is on the way, and aside from placing locks on cabinets and fences around the pool, what are the top ways I can child proof the more dangerous parts of the house?

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    Welcome to SE. Sorry, but that question is far too broad. The sheer number of situations and solutions make it a poor fit for SE. Also, there are probably countless articles already available on New Mommy & Daddy sites.
    – isherwood
    Mar 24 '17 at 20:48

Pad sharp edged fixtures and furniture, like slate fireplace hearths and metal/glass furniture (I used split foam pipe insulation). Install safety plugs in your electrical receptacles. Put a latch on the toilet seat to prevent small toys from being flushed. Install latching gates to restrict stairway access. Place latches on shower doors/sliding glass tub enclosures.

Sell your motorcycle. Sell your 1968 Pontiac Firebird and buy a mini-van. Give up poker night with the boys. Learn sleep deprivation coping strategies. Start saving for baby's college tuition. Jump off a bridge...

  • Most life insurance doesn't cover suicide, so jumping off a bridge would not benefit your family at all. If you're having bad thoughts, please call 1-800-273-8255, or use the online chat service provided by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
    – Tester101
    Mar 27 '17 at 10:59

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