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Make Your Home Safe for Babies

For the first few months of a baby’s life, home is where he or she spends the most time. Childproofing is important because unintentional injuries in the home account for some 7,000 deaths among children and disables more than 50,000 annually. The leading cause of death/ injuries for children is accidents and most of these deaths/injuries are preventable. Help to make them safe from potential injuries – including choking, drowning, falls, poisoning and burns – that could occur at home. Child safety must be kept first and foremost in your mind at all times. Our goal is to make their environment as safe as possible to minimize those injuries. Safety covers many areas of home hazards and it is important as parents to recognize the less obvious hazards.

Poisoning: Medications must be kept safely out of reach, stored high above in medicine cabinets. Electrical sockets must be covered with clear plastic outlet protectors and stairs blocked with safety gates. Put cleaners, medicines, alcohol and other poisons in a cabinet with a child safety lock or latch. Have child safety caps on all chemicals, medications and cleaning products.

Burn Prevention: Babies can be easily burned and injured by hot liquids, steam and electrical appliances. Burns are one of the most common accidental injuries. They include sunburns, and burns from stoves, fireplaces, lamps, matches, lit cigarettes, wood stoves, and hot liquid from hot water to coffee. Make sure a smoke alarm is inside or near every bedroom. Test each smoke alarm every month. Keep electrical cords out of reach and keep outlets from being overloaded. Cover unused electrical outlets. Install barriers around fireplaces, ovens and furnaces. Check the water with wrist or elbow before placing your baby in the shower or bath.

Falls: Falls account for an average of 6,000 deaths and 5.1 million injuries per year. Make sure to address such common problems as floor clutter, poorly lit hallways and stairwells and slippery surfaces such as bathtubs or throw rugs without liners. Use safety gates at the tops and bottoms of stairs. Always use safety straps on high chairs, changing tables and strollers. Wipe up spills when they happen. Place a rubber mat or slip-resistant stickers in tubs.

Choking and Suffocation: Do not hang anything with strings or ribbons over cribs. Place blind cords up high where children cannot get them. Strangulation caused by strings, ribbons, ties, cords from drapes or blinds, clothing and sometimes household appliance cords is another thing to avoid. Children can choke on small things like buttons, coins, jewelry and toys. Always make sure children eat while sitting down. Cut the toddler's food into very small bites. Call 911 and use the Heimlich maneuver if the child is turning blue and not coughing.

Drowning: When water or bathing is involved there is always a risk of drowning. Babies can drown in an only an inch of water. This puts them at risk of drowning in wading pools, bathtubs, buckets, diaper pails, toilets, spas and hot tubs. Never leave baby unattended in the bathtub. Keep toilet lids shut and use toilet locks. Never leave a bath tub with water in it. Empty all buckets, containers and wading pools immediately after use. Install four-sided isolation fencing at least 5 feet high, equipped with self-closing and self-latching gates, around home swimming pools.

iRobot Scooba 330 Floor Washing Robot

The iRobot Scooba 330 Floor-Washing Robot takes floor cleaning up a notch from the popular Roomba robotic vacuums, effortlessly washing tile, linoleum and sealed hardwood floors so that we don’t have to. iRobot Scooba 330 Floor Washing Robot is great to be mopreplacement, although this is the most basic version of washing robots, [[[iRobot Scooba 330]]] is capable of effectively removes up to 98% of common household bacteria on various kinds of hard surfaced flooring, such as tile, hardwood with sealing and linoleum for up to 250 square feet or 1-2 rooms on a single battery charge. iRobot Scooba 330 Floor Washing Robot designed to automatically navigate through a room and ensure that each part of the surface is cleaned about four stage cleaning system: prep, wash, scrub and squeegee.
This is the iRobot Scooba 330 floor washing robot that sports a cleaning solution using either tap water or water and vinegar or the new Scooba hard floor cleaner to wash floors. It covers a floor area of 250 square feet (4 average-sized rooms) on a single charge, and only requires that fill up the tank.

It cleans beneath cabinet edges, tables, chairs and other hard-to-reach places while automatically avoiding rugs, carpets and stairs. iRobot Scooba 330 Floor Washing Robot designed to automatically navigate through a room and ensure that each part of the surface is cleaned about four stage cleaning system: prep, wash, scrub and squeegee. iRobot’s self-navigating Scooba uses a four-stage cleaning process which includes a dust and dirt grabbing prep stage, a washing stage that is careful only to use clean water and solution, a scrubbing stage which removes grease and grime and finally, a drying stage performed by the Scooba’s built-in squeegee that leaves floors ready to walk on.

The iRobot Scooba 330 comes ready-to-go with an 8-ounce bottle of Clorox, measuring cup, battery, power supply and charging base – ready to make mops and buckets redundant. Included with the iRobot Scooba 330 is a power supply unit which charges the standard Scooba battery used by this device, and Virtual Wall to mark off-limit areas. The iRobot Scooba 330 floor-washing robot retails for $400, but is available now with lots of positive reviews over at amazon.com for $299.99 . Woot is currently offers 1 iRobot Scooba 330 Floor Washing Robot for $179.99 with $5 shipping.

Robotic Vaccum Cleaners

Keeping the ‘Sweet home’ clean and dirt free all the time has always been a tough task for the ladies, the actual ‘home makers’. Dusting, sweeping & swabbing does not get rid of fine dust. Even the cleanest-looking spaces harbor dust & dirt. Dust floats in the air & settles on pillows, mattresses, furniture & even soft toys. Technology has brought us a device which can do the entire job with perfection for us. ‘Vaccum cleaners’. Though it involved a minimum manual work, it had made the job easy. But now, its even easier with the advancement in technology with the invention of ‘Robot Vaccum cleaners’.

Sometimes referred to as ‘The Roomba’, these robotic vaccum cleaners come in different varieties based on the type of cleaning job it has to take care of. There are robotic cleaners to clean the pools, sweep the floor and clean the gutter. Vacuum-cleaning robots can be used not only for private homes but also for offices, stores, etc. Robot vacuums change the way we clean. The robot vacuum liberates people from their tedious cleaning jobs and helps save precious time. The sleek design, the easy storage, the heavy duty done by them makes the money worth paying. In some of the robotic vaccum cleaners, you can also ask the robotic cleaner to clean a very small are quickly. This is great for spills or spots that need more frequent cleaning. Its very useful during parties isn’t it?!