July 15, 2008
Health Tip: Toddler-Proof Your Home
Protect your child from injury
(HealthDay News) -- As your baby grows and learns to walk, it's important to prepare your home to keep your toddler safe and injury-free.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests how to toddler-proof your home:
- Use safety devices such as electrical outlet covers, baby gates, window guards, and toilet seat and cabinet locks.
- Never leave your toddler alone, even for a short time. More toddlers have dangerous accidents than do children of any other age.
- Prevent falls by keeping doors closed, stairs gated off, and keep chairs and ladders away from your toddler.
- Keep all medications and household cleaning products locked up and out of your toddler's way.
- Keep your child out of the kitchen to prevent burns and other injuries.