Parenting Guide to Your Toddler: Safety and Health – Common Toddler Mishaps

Tips for Parents of Toddlers: Safety and Health – Common Toddler Mishaps Their curiosity, fearlessness, headstrong independence, and sheer speed make toddlers especially prone to minor accidents such as these: Bee Stings Basic first aid: If the stinger is visible, move a credit card or fingernail across the skin’s surface to scrape it out. Don’t … Read more

Parenting Guide to Your Toddler: Safety and Health – Keeping Healthy – Ear Infections

Tips for Parents of Toddlers: Safety and Health – Keeping Healthy – Ear Infections Few children escape toddlerhood without at least one episode of otitis media—more commonly known as an ear infection. It’s the second most common illness diagnosed by pediatricians (after the common cold), particularly in children under age 5. Biology is partly the … Read more

Parenting Guide to Your Toddler: Safety and Health – Keeping Healthy – Colds

Tips for Parents of Toddlers: Safety and Health – Keeping Healthy – Colds Colds are the most common infectious disease among kids and grown-ups alike. But their commonness doesn’t necessarily mean they’re easy to look after. A toddler with a stuffy nose has a hard time eating or breast- feeding. He may have a sore … Read more

Parenting Guide to Your Toddler: Safety and Health – Keeping Healthy – Fever

Tips for Parents of Toddlers: Safety and Health – Keeping Healthy – Fever Flushed cheeks, dull eyes, lethargic movements, hot forehead—now that you’ve got a year or two of parenting under your belt, you can probably tell when your child is spiking a fever even before you get a thermometer’s confirmation. Taking your child’s temperature, however, … Read more

Parenting Guide to Your Toddler: Keeping Healthy – Doctor Visits

Tips for Parents of Toddlers: Keeping Healthy – Doctor Visits The average healthy toddler doesn’t need to see his doctor as often as he did in infancy. This may come as a disappointing change if you looked forward to the frequent well-baby checkups as a chance to learn your child’s latest vital statistics and ask … Read more

Parenting Guide to Your Toddler: Safety and Health – Toddler-proofing – Kitchen

Tips for Parents of Toddlers: Safety and Health – Toddler-proofing – Kitchen Most families spend a great deal of time in the kitchen. To keep harm out of your child’s way: Keep glasses, sharp knives, and heavy dishes out of reach. Use safety latches on drawers or cupboards. If your child figures out how to … Read more

Parenting Guide to Your Toddler: Safety and Health – Toddler-proofing – Bathroom

Tips for Parents of Toddlers: Safety and Health – Toddler-proofing – Bathroom A toddler should never be in a bathroom unsupervised. Even once you begin toilet training, you’ll need to monitor his time there. There are simply too many dangerous temptations. Keep a bathroom off-limits to a young toddler by installing a hook-and-eye lock on … Read more

Parenting Guide to Your Toddler: Safety and Health – Toddler-proofing – Around Water

Tips for Parents of Toddlers: Safety and Health – Toddler-proofing – Around Water Where there’s water, there’s danger. It may seem incredible, but a toddler can drown in just an inch or two of water. Complicating the danger is the fact that young kids are drawn to water like magnets to refrigerator doors. Now that … Read more

Parenting Guide to Your Toddler: Safety and Health – Toddler-proofing – Traveling by Car

Tips for Parents of Toddlers: Safety and Health – Toddler-proofing – Traveling by Car The number-one killer and crippler of children in the United States is motor vehicle crashes. The best way to dramatically reduce this risk is simply to use a car seat properly. After her first birthday, if your child weighs twenty pounds, … Read more

Parenting Guide to Your Toddler: Safety and Health – Toddler-proofing – Poison Prevention

Tips for Parents of Toddlers: Safety and Health – Toddler-proofing – Poison Prevention For kids under age 6, the following substances (in alphabetical order) are responsible for the majority of calls to poison control centers: cleaning products, cold and cough medicines, cosmetics, household plants, pain relievers, pesticides, prescription drugs, topical medicines, vitamin supplements. To reduce … Read more