Picks and Pans Review: The Baby-Safe Home

updated 02/17/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/17/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST

Co-directed by TV consumer reporter David Horowitz and co-hosted by him and his wife, this could scare the wits out of the parents of young children. It is full of dire "never, ever" warnings. Here, however, may be one of those cases where it pays to accentuate the negative. The accidents the Horowitzes are talking about—burns, falls down steps, poisoning, choking—are not the kind that would be learning experiences. The tape is sobering, and its tips would be especially valuable for first-time parents who have not undergone on-the-job training in dealing with small children's unpredictability. This is a no-nonsense 49-minute production, and if it saved only one child from a serious accident, it would merit an award far beyond any Oscar or Emmy. (Embassy Home Entertainment, $29.95)

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