Bathroom safety tip

Avoid expensive plumber calls, keep the toilet lid down and locked when not in use.

What’s in your bag?

Come in to your home and plop your bag right on the floor? Pick it up immediately! There could be medications, breath mints, coins & other non tot friendly items

Practice kid safety in the kitchen

Toddlers gravitate to the kitchen. Practice kid safety in the kitchen by cooking on the back burners and turn pot handles away so they aren’t in reach.

Protect toys (and kids)

Secure (with strong tape) the battery compartment of not only every single remote control in the home, but desk clocks, toys, battery-operated toothbrushes, monitors and anything else that requires batteries.

Install toilet seat locks

Install toilet seat locks; turn over all buckets and store them up high, where they cannot collect standing water or be reached by children.

Chemical safety tip

Chemical safety tip: purchase cleaners, household chemicals & other potentially hazardous products with child resistant packaging.

Toddler airport safety tip.

Carry a current photo of each child you are traveling with. If separated you can immediately hand the photo to airport security (or theme park or mall) and they will photocopy it and circulate it very quickly.

Time to leave the crib

Once your child is able to climb out of his crib (and you have already lowered the mattress and removed the bumper pads), it is time to move him into a toddler bed.

 

Supervision in the tub

Never, ever leave your toddler unsupervised in the even for a minute. Children can drown in less than an inch of water.¬†Gather all of the supplies (soap, towel, etc.) you’ll need ahead of time.

 

Dog breeds and chidren

Be cautious of certain dog breeds (Rottweilers, pit bulls, German Shepards) that account for over fifty percent of fatal dog bites and closely supervise children when in the presence of animals.

From: pediatrics.about.com.

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Chapped lip tip

Flavored lip balms are too tasty for kids not to lick & can make chapped lips worse!

hand-me-down equipment safety tip

Make sure that used or hand-me-down equipment, such as car seats, strollers and cribs haven’t been recalled for safety reasons.

Safety tip for traveling with toddlers

When traveling consider “labeling” your toddler with an ID bracelet. Include your child’s name, your name, destination & home address/phone

Furniture safety tip

Use wall anchors to keep large appliances and furniture from tipping over if your child climbs on them.

Holiday tree safety tip

Prevent tree accidents, screw a hook into a wall stud and secure the hook with fishing line or sturdy string to your Christmas tree

Keep kids out of the kitchen

Lock the kitchen door, or use a safety gate to prevent children going into the kitchen especially when no one is around.

Pillow safety

A toddler pillow is one that’s the right size for child of 2yrs+. Prior to age 2, any pillow is considered dangerous & is not recommended

Practice safety in the kitchen

Practice safety in the kitchen. Remove all small magnets from the refrigerator; small items can easily be lodged in a toddler’s throat

Pumpkin carving tips

Small children should never carve pumpkins. Children can draw a face with markers.  Then parents can do the cutting.

Halloween Vehicle Safety Tip

During Halloween, turn on your vehicle’s headlights, even during the day. They make you more visible.