Tots and stairways

Keep your wobbly walking tot from stairways by installing sturdy safety gates at the top of the stairs and at the bottom.

Covering electrical outlets and vents

Toddlers are extremely able to manipulate things around the home like electrical sockets and appliances. Cover electrical outlets and vents throughout the house.

Winter driving safety

Be prepared for any emergency and keep a winter safety kit in the trunk of your car including jumper cables, ice scraper, snacks and diapers.

Toddlerproofing

Anything small enough to fit in your toddler’s tiny hand going into his mouth. That is the way you need to look at surroundings when toddler proofing.

Fire risk during the winter

As the weather turns cold, we tend to seal our homes up tightly and turn heating sources up. Both smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be placed outside of the bedrooms and on each floor.

Cold weather safety tip

Children aren’t as efficient at regulating their body temperature as adults. Protect your toddler from the effects of the winter weather dress your child in layers.

Save decorations for when they are older

Resolve that some decorations may have to wait until next year. Depending on your child’s age you may have to keep your favorite decorations boxed this year.

Tree safety tip

Decorate your Christmas tree appropriately for your child’s age. Put glass bulbs, lights, tinsel and ornaments that are delicate or have removable parts out of reach.

Poison hazzards in the house

Childhood poisonings are a frequent source of illness and death during the toddler years. Keep all medications in a locked cabinet.

Planning for safety when toddlers go mobile

When children can run and climb unrestricted child-proofing is essential – including window guards, gates on stairways, cabinet locks.

Test your smoke alarms today.

The holidays are a good time to test your smoke alarm and change the batteries.

Watch toddler tripping on Halloween night

Tots tend to trip & fall under the best of conditions, take extra precautions on Halloween night.

Costume safety

Look for flame-resistant labels when buying costumes, masks, beards, and wigs.

Jack-o-lanterns and kid costumes

If you set jack-o-lanterns on your porch don’t use candles, use a batter operated alternative.

Refrigerator safety

Practice safety in the kitchen. Move all glassed items in the refrigerator to the higher shelves

School bus safety tip

Make sure that your child’s clothes do not have any loose drawstrings, which can get caught in school bus doors andcan be a safety hazard for toddler

Safety in walking to school

Make sure your child’s walk to a school is a safe route with well-trained adult crossing guards at every intersection.

Toddler proofing outside your home

Your house may be toddler proof, but neighbors and relatives may not have the need. That means parents must be on particular guard when visiting others’ homes for safety.

Making for safe swing sets

Backyard swing sets and play areas are wonderful, but make sure they are safe by having a soft surface underneath.

Fireworks and tot safety

Sparklers, considered by many the ideal ‘safe’ firework for the young, burn at very high temperatures and can easily ignite clothing.