Safety at Home and Elsewhere

Toddlers become more agile and able every day, increasing their ability to discover—and to put themselves at risk.

As your toddler grows, keep watching for potential hazards—at home, daycare, other people’s homes and out in public. Regularly check your home to ensure you have childproofed adequately.

Here are some additional safety tips you may not have thought about yet:

  • If your child is using ride-on toys with wheels, have him or her wear a properly fitted helmet. Not only will it prevent head injuries now, it will build the habit for later biking and skateboarding days.
  • Now that your child can climb stairs or slides, avoid items of clothing that can catch if he or she slips. This can prevent further injury and even strangulation.
  • Know what to do if your child is choking. Take a first aid or CPR course and learn the Heimlich maneuver. Check out this video!
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This message is not intended to provide individual medical advice. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have about your health or medical condition, your breastfeeding issues and your infant's health. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you have read in our emails, webpages or other electronic communications.

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