Preventing injuries

Toddlers are curious and very active explorers. Because they can now climb, slide, swing, open doors and move quickly, they are more likely to get into dangerous situations. Toddlers need to be watched closely whenever they are awake. They’re still too young to know what’s safe and to remember all of the safety rules.

  • Vehicle safety

    It is recommended you use a rear-facing child safety seat as long as possible. Find out when to use it until.

  • Preventing falls

    As toddlers learn to climb, their risk of falling increases. Here are some ways to prevent a toddler from falling.

  • Preventing other injuries

    Drowning, choking, scalds, burns and poisoning are other injuries that can happen in and around the home. Here are some tips to preventing some of these other injuries and how to teach your child safety rules.

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