Toddler Seat

Ensure that the toddler will enjoy a more comfortable ride. Buy a well-padded seat with plenty of head and back support. Also, make sure he can move his arms freely.

Holiday Hazards

Take an inventory of potential hazards you have in your home after decorating and pay special attention to electrical decorations. Christmas lights hung or strung across a wall or window are no exception. These may be low enough for a small child to grab before you can notice.

Christmas Tree Safety

To keep your child from getting to the Christmas tree, place it inside of a large play yard and scoot the tree toward the wall out of reach.

Hanukkah Safety Tip

Make sure to keep your Hanukkah menorah on a high surface, and not too close to the edge of a table. Never leave a child alone in a room with lit candles.

Hanukkah Tip

Frying latkes on the stove? Turn pan handles in, and don’t let your toddler get too close — hot oil can spatter.

Hanukkah Safety Tip

Don’t leave dreidles where children under age three can find them and choke on them. And make sure that any “gelt” you offer is safe for your children to eat.

Safety Tip

Encourage your toddler not to put pencils or crayons in his mouth when coloring or drawing.

Washing Hands

To teach kids how to wash their hands more thoroughly, encourage them to count to 10 once they have 2 squirts of liquid soap on their hands.

Being Secure

During times of change and stress children need extra attention, love and security.

Fabric choices for costumes

When picking a costume choose fabric that is flame resistant. You can even buy pajamas that have a Halloween theme.


Be visible on Halloween

Make sure your little goblin is visible after dark. Fix reflective striping to costume, or carry a flashlight or illuminated light stick.

Cooking Safety

When you are cooking, turn pot handles to the inside so that baby can’t accidentally grab handle & pour hot contents on himself.

Car Seats

Infant-toddler car seats are used for toddlers, 12-24 months old and up to 40 lbs. Did you know 98% of car seats are installed incorrectly?

Safety Tip.

Make sure closets can be opened from the inside, so that your toddler doesn’t get locked in.


Swimming pool hazzard

Do not consider young children to be drown proof because they have had swimming lessons.

Children must be watched closely while swimming.


Sunscreen safety for toddlers

Start applying sunscreen BEFORE you even leave the house. This is extremely important as toddler skin is very sensitive and burns easily. Taking the time to apply sunscreen beforehand ensures that you can get their whole body covered and not miss any spots.

Shopping Cart safety for toddlers

Diaper padding only goes so far. Those hard shopping cart seats can be irritating to some toddlers. Consider making or buying a shopping cart cover to keep your toddler comfortable while shopping. This will have the added benefit of preventing your toddler from being exposed to the myriad of germs that can be found on the shopping cart.

Hazards of fluoride

A little fluoride is a good thing for your child’s teeth, but swallowing too much of it over time can lead to a condition called fluorosis that can cause white spots to show up on his adult teeth. From:

Glider safety tip

Gliders with fabric skirts avoid the problem of tiny fingers being pinched under rocking chairs or in the glider spring mechanism.From: Wisconsin Child Care Improvement Project

Toddler bath hazard

Never leave your toddler in the bathtub alone, even for a short time. Toddlers can drown in as little as two inches of water. From: