Take the KEY Pledge and Keep your Home Safe

My daughter Victoria is in that true baby sweet spot right now… she’s not an infant, but she’s not a toddler either.

She just turned 1 on July 9th, and she’s just off and ready to go! She’s walking. She’s talking a bit now. She holds her own bottle and can feed herself snacks and fruits. She loves to chase her brothers and play in the backyard on her swing. She’s really becoming this little lady now. That toddler stage is RIGHT AROUND the corner. After going through this 4 other times, I know once toddler time starts, there’s no turning back – they’re off and running. ☺

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As young babies transition to toddler stage, home safety is even more important because toddlers are so mobile and curious about everything. With newborns, parents are constantly worried and overprotective of their babies. We ensure that the house is 100% baby proofed at all times and are diligent that all potentially harmful substances are stored out of reach and sight. However, as young babies transition to toddlers at times, we sometimes can become more lackadaisical with home safety.

I’m honored to have partnered with the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) this year on an important laundry safety campaign called the KEY Pledge. I especially love being able to spread this message because it’s so top of mind for me with my own Victoria.

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ACI is asking parents and caregivers to take a pledge online to be the KEY to a safe laundry room and routine at keypledge.com. This is something that is very important for me and my family because our laundry room is on the first floor, right off the kitchen, a very high traffic area for our family. Taking the KEY Pledge is something that every parent should do.

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o K – Keep single-load liquid laundry packets out of the reach and sight of children at all times
o E – Educate your family and friends about the safe use and storage of these new laundry products. Safety takes us all!
o Y – You serve a key role in laundry safety

At home, we only use liquid laundry packets, so I’m very much on alert as to storing them high and completely out of sight. My daughter puts everything in her mouth, so I know the dangers of leaving things out for her to get into. I make sure that even my 9 year old (almost 10!) can’t even reach them! It’s just a huge safety precaution for us to do at home and I’m glad we do it. When something is out of sight, it’s out of mind.

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Make sure you take these steps and pass along to any parents and caregivers you know.

We’re all in this together and spreading the word and awareness is the best thing we can do!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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