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

Crossing the street

Set a good example when crossing the road by choosing a safe place and talking to your child about what you’re doing. source

Outlet covers

Outlet plug covers are a must. Outlets – and the things that plug into them – seem to be fascinating for children. source

Burn guard

Little fingers want to touch everything take extra precautions to keep free of burns. Turn pot/pan handles inward on the stove. source

Poison Control

Keep the number for poison control 1(800) 222-1222 on or near your phone. source

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

Poisons

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

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