Make the family tub safe

Bathtubs are incredibly slippery, so outfit yours with a rubber bath mat for more secure seating. A cushioned spout cover can protect your toddler’s head from painful bumps. Also, be sure that any sliding glass shower doors are made from safety glass.

Swimming safety

Swimming is a favorite summertime activity. It’s also as major summer health risk for toddlers. Even if your toddler has taken a swimming course, they should be supervised at all times when in or near water.

Social media warning

Parents should start by educating themselves about social media. Sign up for the services your children are on and read up about them. Find out what the dangers are and discuss them with your children.

Car seat fact

Did you know 98% of car seats are installed incorrectly?

Toddler injuries

The toddler years could be called the first-aid years. Your baby’s rapidly increasing mobility will give her many more chances to injure herself, so watch out.

Food hazards for toddlers

Toddler’s have one-third the jaw strength of an adult. Softer meats are good alternatives, such as fish, hamburger and high quality lunchmeats.

Watch out for small objects

Anything that’s small or sharp is dangerous, as kids love exploring with their mouths. Make sure these objects are out of reach.

Balloons at chld parties

Avoid having balloons at parties for kids under 3, because balloons can be a choking hazard.

Protecting against falls for toddlers

According to the Home Safety Council, falls are the leading cause of nonfatal home injuries among children under age 15.

Covering electrical outlets

Toddlers are extremely able to manipulate things around the home like electrical sockets and appliances. Since they mimic our behavior, they will no doubt try to stick things in every hole they can find. Start by covering electrical outlets and vents throughout the house and make sure that no appliances are left plugged in.

Teaching street safety

When walking, talk to your child about street safety. Show him/her how to stop at the edge of the street and look for cars.

Preparing for playdates

Having a clean and child proofed home is important, especially when hosting a first ever play date. For first play dates, parents often want to attend or at least view your home.

Trick-or-treat safety tip

When going out trick-or-treating, fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

Choking safety tip

Children can choke on small things. If something is small enough to fit in a toilet paper tube, it is not safe for little children.

Poison control

Know to call 1-800-222-1222 if someone takes poison. This number will connect you to emergency help in your area. Keep the number by every phone.

Fixing dangers around the house

As tots start to crawl & walk it also can put them in danger. Look at each room from their eye level to find dangers.

Toddler safe car seats

Keeping toddlers safe in the car means always placing them in a properly installed child car seat. Use a five-point harness as long as possible.

Child gate safety tip

When safety proofing your house for toddlers, use a screw-mounted gate at the top and the bottom of a stairway. Never use pressure gates at the top of the stairs.

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.