5 Kid-proofing Musts for Your Kitchen

The kitchen can be a fun place for a child to learn and interact with you, but it has quite a few dangers lurking around every countertop and cabinet. See more pictures of kid-friendly recipes.
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Kids get into everything. Regardless if your little one is a model infant or the most troublesome toddler, you can never be too careful in the kitchen. Kitchens are filled with dangerous -- even deadly -- items, and, statistically speaking, this room is one of the most hazardous areas for your child to be.

In the United States, more than 4.5 million children are unintentionally injured every year in the home. The majority of those injuries, both fatal and nonfatal, occur in children 4 years of age or younger, and many of these accidents happen in the kitchen [source: Riley Hospital for Children].

In this article, we'll go over five of the most important techniques for making the kitchen a safer place for your kids. We'll explain why you might want to forgo using a tablecloth, and we'll help you find a safe place to store your cutlery. Click over to the next page to see why it might be a good idea to move your fancy china into the garage.