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Bedroom Safety for Toddlers

As your child leaves babyhood behind, the world becomes a more dangerous place for them. Toddlers are curious and mobile, a combination that can leave parents frazzled chasing after them. Here are a few tips on creating a safe haven for your child.

  • Replace The Crib
    Once your child can climb out of the crib, it’s time for a big-kid bed. The new bed should ideally be placed in corner, against a wall. Take care not to put the bed beneath a window or against a radiator. Entice your little one to use the new bed with a set of toddler bed sheets chosen just for them.

  • Cut Cords
    Cords on drapes or shades can pose a strangulation hazard. Cut all of those cords so that they no longer form a loop, and try to keep them out of reach (and hidden if possible to eliminate temptation).

  • Keep Toys Accessible
    Your little one will not hesitate to climb up on a high shelf if he or she sees something they want. To prevent possible injury, keep toys in a place that’s safe for your little one to get them. If you need to store toys away, make sure they are out of sight.

  • Outlet Covers
    Keep curious fingers and other objects out of the light sockets to prevent possible electrocution. Outlet covers are available almost anywhere. Once in place, they are fairly difficult to remove—even the most determined child won’t be able to pull them out.
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