If you will be in direct sun for any length of time apply some sun block/screen on your baby/toddler. There are products made just for their young, sensitive skin.
You will want to try the product on a small patch of their skin first as some children may be allergic to the ingredients.
The holidays are a good time to test your smoke alarm and change the batteries.
Always enclose pools, ponds or hot tubs and put a safety fence between any water source and the house.
Keep kiddie pools drained when not in use.
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Be on constant guard for small toys and objects that can be choking hazards, batteries, coins, marbles, and pieces of toys from older siblings (wheels, doll shoes, etc.).
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Keep items like mouthwash, toothpaste and other kid hazard items away. Plungers can make a fun (if not disgusting) play toy to a toddler; don’t leave one by the toilet, and always drain the bathtub.
Avoid expensive plumber calls, keep the toilet lid down and locked when not in use. It’s a good idea to limit access to the bathroom with a safety gate or lock, if practical.
Many people assume if their 2 year old has teeth, they can’t choke on a grape.
Most kids that age don’t choke due to a lack of chewing ability but rather if they are not securely seated when eating they can get distracted, running around, see a toy or another child and choke because they are not paying attention. The recommended age for no longer needing to cut up food is 4.
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Drink hot beverages out of spill-proof and unbreakable travel mugs to avoid burns.
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Toddlers gravitate to the kitchen. Practice kid safety in the kitchen by cooking on the back burners and turn pot handles away so they aren’t in reach.
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Learn child first aid and CPR. Be prepared.
Know how to call for help, including poison control. The national toll-free line for poison control is 1-800-222-1222.
Also, learn child first aid and CPR. We hope you will never have to use these skills. But if you do, the life you save could be your child’s.
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Post the national Poison Control Hotline (1-800-222-1222) and other emergency numbers next to every phone.
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Do not force your child to eat a particular food item.
This is not at all effective in reinforcing healthy habits. You can always offer the food at a later time. Allow your child to choose the food that he wants because this may reduce frustration. It will also allow your child to think independently.
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Purchase cleaners, household chemicals, medications and other potentially hazardous products with child resistant packaging.
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