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How do I keep my child safe on our outdoor deck?

This film is part of the series "How To Keep Your Child Safe On Your Outdoor Deck"

How To Keep Your Child Safe On Your Outdoor Deck

Kimberlee Mitchell (National Child Safety Expert ) gives expert video advice on: How do I keep my child safe on our outdoor deck?

How do I keep my child safe on our outdoor deck?

No child should ever be allowed access to an outdoor deck or a balcony without adult supervision, bottom line. It's also important to, contrary to how many parents feel, not have any chairs or any type of patio set out on the outdoor deck, because the child simply needs to climb up onto the chair and then up onto the table, and then over the rail. So, it's important to keep all furniture off the outdoor deck. Make sure that the toys are not stackable so that the baby can stack and climb over. It's important to remember that the children are not trying to think crazy. They just want to see daddy coming or the postman or the dog barking and they just want to get a better vantage. We need to be one step ahead of them as parents to make sure that they're always safe when they're out on the deck.