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If I specify that my listing is safe or suitable for children, what should I know?

To specify if your listing is safe or suitable for children and infants:

  1. Go to Your listings on airbnb.com and select a listing
  2. Click Manage listing
  3. Click Booking settings at the top of the page
  4. Next to House rules, click Edit
  5. Select that your listing is suitable for children and infants, then click Save

If you state that your home is suitable for children, it's up to you if you want to provide special amenities or safety equipment.

Review Safe Kids Worldwide’s guidelines

Airbnb has partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to preventing child injuries. Safe Kids Worldwide suggests adding the following amenities to make your home infant- and child-friendly:

  • A working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detector on every floor, and in all sleeping areas.
  • A portable crib with a firm fitting crib sheet. Be sure to place it away from windows and blinds.
  • Removable safety gates for stairs and, if you have a pool, a gate around it.
  • Cordless window blinds.
  • Secured storage for all household cleaning products, liquid laundry packets, medicine, and chemicals that's out of reach for children.
  • Mounted flat panel TVs to avoid tip overs. Be sure to place heavier, box-style TVs on low, stable pieces of furniture. Use brackets, braces, or walls traps to secure unstable and top heavy furniture to avoid tip overs.
  • A water heater set at no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid scalds.

For a more complete list of child safety risks and tips, visit Safe Kids Worldwide’s website.

Review Airbnb’s general host safety tips

Some safety tips apply to all guests, and not just children. Read more hosting safety tips.

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