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.


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


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