The most dangerous thing about a cabinet is what’s inside. Cabinets in the kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom may contain dangerous chemicals or choking hazards. In fact, every day, U.S. hospitals treat 300 or more children—from babies to teenagers—for accidental poisoning, according to the Center for Disease Control.
The solution: Childproofing your cabinets is easy and cheap—safety locks aren’t expensive or difficult to install. You can lock doors when you visit using rubber bands, hair bands, or rubber bracelets. In addition, close and lock any doors to rooms that might have machinery or chemicals (i.e. laundry room).