Positive Parenting for 1- to 3-year-old

Child Safety First

As the child is becoming more mobile, more dangers he or she could encounter. Here are some suggestions to help keep growing toddler safe.

  • Lock doors to dangerous places such as the garage, basement
  • Place plug covers on all unused electrical outlets
  • Keep kitchen appliances, such as irons, and heaters from the reach of the child
  • Keep sharp objects such as knives, scissors in a safe place
  • Lock up medicines, household cleaners and other chemicals
  • Never leave the child alone in the car
  • Remind the child not to put pencils or crayons in his or her mouth
  • Keep the child away from water, such as bathtubs, pools, ponds, lakes, and the ocean, without someone watching him or her

Tips

  • Read to the child daily as a routine
  • Ask the child to find objects for you
  • Play matching games together
  • Talk with the child to help to develop his or her language
  • Help the child to explore the surroundings
  • Encourage the child to tell his or her name and age
  • Teach the child simple songs

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