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.
Young children should always be supervised when eating.
From: Better Health Channel
The choking hazard list is based on the texture of the food, NOT the size of the food. Avoid these foods until they are at least 4 years of age: hot dogs, nuts and seeds, chunks of cheese or meat, whole grapes, hard gooey or sticky candy, popcorn, chunks of peanut butter, raw vegetables, raisins and chewing gum.
From: A Child grows in brooklyn.com
Reduce the risk of choking by avoiding small hard foods such as nuts, raw carrot, hard lollies and popcorn. Offer lightly steamed vegetable sticks instead.
When teething, do not give your child frozen bagels, hard vegetables, like carrots or frozen food item. These things are choking hazards and could be very dangerous if a piece breaks off.
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.
Watch carefully for loose magnets. If more than one is swallowed, they can attract each other in the body and cause serious injury or even death.
If your toddler has asthma, then you may already be familiar with air quality alerts. Poor quality air is fertile ground for asthma attacks, a serious summer health risk for toddlers with asthma.
Check your local news or online each morning to determine the status of air where you live and make plans accordingly.
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.
Try a lotion or creamy product with an SPF between 15 and 30, and test a small area on your child’s arm first to see if she’s sensitive to a particular sunscreen.
Avoid sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is when the sun’s rays are most intense. Keep in mind that even on cloudy days, the sun can be just as strong; you’ll want to use these same precautions on those days as well.