How To Keep Your Toddler Safe

How To Keep Your Toddler Safe

Whether you're a new parent or a seasoned veteran, you might have many questions about your toddler’s safety.

For a toddler, every day is a new adventure — and constant motion is often the name of the game. That's why child safety is a prime toddler health concern. Take simple precautions to prevent falls, burns and other household mishaps.

Unintentional injury is one of the top killers of children and prevention can eliminate almost all of these injuries.

Take the proper safety measures and childproofing steps to keep your family safe at home. Here are some tips to childproof your kitchen and bathroom.

Safety In The Kitchen

  • Install safety latches on all cabinets and drawers to keep children from potentially poisonous household products.
  • Use the stove's back burners and turn pot handles toward the back of the stove to keep hot pots and pans out of the reach of children.
  • Keep kitchenware and appliances out of reach and away from the edge of counters and tables.

Safety In The Bathroom

  • Install safety latches on cabinets and drawers to keep children from potentially poisonous household products.
  • Install toilet locks to keep toilet lids closed. Children are more top-heavy than adults and can lean and fall into a toilet easily. They also can drown in just one inch of water.
  • Install anti-scalding devices on faucets and shower heads to prevent burns.
  • Unplug hair dryers and electric rollers after use to prevent electrocution from contact with water in the bathroom. Also keep them away from curious children to prevent burns.

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