Drowning danger

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury related death among one to four year olds. source

Back yard safety

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

Bathroom safety

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

Bump hazards

Use baby furniture set with rounded corners. Else, cover sharp corners with home made or store bought corner guards Source

Phone number tip

Don’t wait until your child enters school to begin teaching a primary phone number. The earlier, the better Source

Easy escape

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

Choosing balloons

Latex balloons are extremely dangerous for toddlers, even with adult supervision. Instead, choose Mylar (silvery) balloons. more info

Keeping chemicals away from kids

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.

Small magnet danger

Remove all small magnets from the refrigerator; small items can easily be lodged in a toddler’s throat more info

Stay close

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 others to the park

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

Drowning danger

Children drown without making a sound. They sink silently waiting for help. They should always be supervised in water.

Bedding danger

Young children, under 6 mos. don’t have strength to turn and raise heads when lying down. Put them on a firm mattress

Alergic reactions may not be immediate

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.

From: babycenter.com

Fan safety

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.
From: ParentingToddlers.com

Unbreakable Rules

Teach your children some unbreakable rules including never to run into the street, never wander off alone, and to cross only at traffic lights.

From: ParentingToddlers.com

Pool safety tip

Remove all toys from the pool after use so children aren’t tempted to reach for them.

From: ParentingToddlers.com

Eating hazard

Young children should always be supervised when eating.
From: Better Health Channel

Choking hazard list

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