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.

From: ParentingToddlers.com

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.

From: ParentingToddlers.com

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.
From: Suite101.com

Inflatables at the beach

At the beach, if your child is using inflatables, make sure they are being supervised. The inflatable should also be secured to the shoreline, ideally held by an adult. Remember, an inflatable can be easily blown away from the shore even with a slight breeze.

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: BabyCenter.com

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: ParentingToddlers.com

Non-toxic tip

Make a point to only buy non-toxic materials. Although your toddler may be at the point where they won’t eat those crayons or drink the paint, it is inevitable that it will get on their hands and end up in their mouths.

From: suite101.com.

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hot liquid safety tip

Never carry hot liquids or food near your baby or while holding him.

From: cdc.gov.

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preventing choking in babies

To prevent your baby from choking, cut her food into small bites. Don’t allow your baby to play with anything that may cover her face or is easy for her to swallow.

From: cdc.gov.

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Car seat safety

Place your baby in a car safety seat every time he rides in the car.

The safest place for his safety seat is in the back seat of the car. Children who are less than one year OR are less than 20 pounds should be placed in a rear-facing care seat.

From: cdc.gov.

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Hide the remotes

Store remotes where prying fingers can’t get to batteries – which might seem like enticing objects for your child to put in his mouth. source

dialing 9-1-1

As soon as child is old enough to know her own name & address, teach him or her to dial 9-1-1 to call for help in case of an emergency source

fire safety

Two-thirds of home fires that kill children under 5 occur in homes without a working fire alarm source

electrical safety

Proper grounding, electrical safety devices and avoiding hazardous situations can help prevent electrical shock in children source

Germs

Wash tots hands frequently, they put hands into their mouths often & this is the chief way of transmitting colds and viruses. source

Car seats until 2

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping children rear-facing car seat until age 2 source

Lock up your stuff

Toddlers can be hard to manage indoors. Save headache of saying ‘no’ all the time & lock up (or put out of reach) valuables source