Curious little bundles of joy: Three tips for baby-proofing your home

*Editor’s note: This information was published in the September 2021 issue of Heartfelt Magazine, CHM’s monthly magazine that provides CHM membership-related tips and tricks, medical advice from doctors, testimonies from CHM members, and more. Please refer to the CHM Guidelines and applicable web pages for the most up-to-date information regarding CHM membership, sharing eligibility, and ministry news.*

Bringing home your little bundle of joy is exciting, and many parents say the time truly does fly by as children go from babbling infants to resolute toddlers.

Before your child can crawl, it’s a good idea to make sure your home is safe for them to roam. September is Baby Safety Month, so here are three tips on how to “baby-proof” your house:

  1. Put safety covers over electrical outlets. Children are curious, so covers will prevent possible electrocution.
  2. Move floor lamps behind furniture. Lamps are easy to pull down, so it’s best to move them behind furniture where they’re harder to reach.
  3. Get child-proof cabinet locks. These keep your child safe from harmful substances, such as cleaning supplies.

If you’ve recently given birth, please don’t forget to call Member Services at 1-800-791-6225 ext. 5993 to add your baby to your CHM membership.

Important note: A new baby should be added within the first three months after delivery to avoid gaps in medical bill sharing eligibility. Visit for more information.

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