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Accidents are the fifth leading cause of death for infants in the United States each year

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Parents need to take precaution to keep babys out of harms way. (August 23, 2016 FOX Carolina) Parents need to take precaution to keep babys out of harms way. (August 23, 2016 FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

September is baby safety month and there are a lot of precautions parents can take to keep their little one out of harm's way.

According to the CDC, over 1,100 babies die each year from accidental causes. Experts say one of the biggest sources of those accidents is related to furniture.

"You're looking at a dresser that's 200 pounds and top heavy. When a child pulls out the drawer, starts to climb on it, and it tips over, you have a 30 pound child, and a 200 pound dresser, just waiting for disaster," said Eli Hamer.

Eli Hamer works for Baby Furniture Plus Kids and spends most days working with parents to create safe nurseries for their infants.

Hamer says parents should use a tipping restraint kit to secure dressers, bookcases and other top heavy furniture to the wall.

"I suggest putting it on as soon as you get the furniture in the room when the baby is an infant. Get the room set up. Go ahead and attach it to the wall. That way, it's done and you don't have to think about it again," said Hamer.

New furniture often comes with restraint kits, but can also be purchased at most general merchandise and hardwood stores. 

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