Keep the number for poison control 1(800) 222-1222 on or near your phone. source
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury related death among one to four year olds. source
Backyard swing sets and play areas are wonderful, but make sure they are safe by having a soft surface underneath source
Avoid expensive plumber calls, keep the toilet lid down and locked when not in use. source
Place safety latches on all doors and cabinets, especially where cleaning products and medicines are located Source
Use baby furniture set with rounded corners. Else, cover sharp corners with home made or store bought corner guards Source
Don’t wait until your child enters school to begin teaching a primary phone number. The earlier, the better Source
If you have a dog flap, make sure it’s locked when your toddler is around. Otherwise it may offer an easy escape route Source
Latex balloons are extremely dangerous for toddlers, even with adult supervision. Instead, choose Mylar (silvery) balloons. more info
Pesticides, herbicides, lawn and garden supplies, automobile lubricants, furniture polish and insecticide sprays should be kept in the garage or storage shed. All such materials should be kept on shelves that are out of the reaches of small children.
Remove all small magnets from the refrigerator; small items can easily be lodged in a toddler’s throat more info
Remind your toddler that if he can’t see you, you can’t see him & so he must be able to see you at all times on the playground more info
Invite other moms to the park. There is safety in numbers. Predators don’t want playgrounds where there are a lot of eyes. more info
Children drown without making a sound. They sink silently waiting for help. They should always be supervised in water.
Young children, under 6 mos. don’t have strength to turn and raise heads when lying down. Put them on a firm mattress
Remember that your toddler can have a reaction to a food even if she’s eaten it before without any problem.
So if your child inherited the tendency to be allergic to eggs, she might not have a reaction the first few times she eats them — but eventually she’ll show symptoms.
Never run fans on the floor with an infant or toddler around, their fingers are small and can enter the grill area of the fan.
Teach your children some unbreakable rules including never to run into the street, never wander off alone, and to cross only at traffic lights.
Remove all toys from the pool after use so children aren’t tempted to reach for them.
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