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Toddler & Preschooler - Safety

Indoor Safety

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Babies and toddlers are curious by nature! Developmentally, their job is to explore the environment around them, and, depending on their age, that could mean crawling, running, climbing, and putting anything and everything into their mouths. As a parent, you will need to create a safe environment within your home, so that your little one can get to the important work of exploring.

Baby or toddler-proofing your home will probably mean covering outlets, moving dangling cords or tablecloths, installing gates and window latches, and moving breakable or dangerous items, such as plants or vases, out of your baby's reach. There may even be certain areas of your home or apartment that are off limits for a while. It can be helpful to get on your hands and knees, and see things from your baby's view!

One of the most important things to do when baby is on the move is to keep an eye on him! Babies move fast, and are very good at finding interesting – and sometimes dangerous – things to play with. By keeping your baby within your view at all times, you will help ensure she stays safe.

Baby proofing can be challenging, but with some hard work, you can ensure your child is safe from accidents, burns, poisonings, and other accidents in your home. Check out the links below for more information.

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