Childproofing a home is important even after your little one reaches toddlerhood.
KidsHealth.org offers these suggestions to make your home safer for kids of all ages:
- Keep guns locked in a sturdy cabinet.
- Keepcoin lithium (“button”) batteries out of a child’s reach. They may be deadly if swallowed.
- Keep choking hazards,poisonous substances, hot and sharp items out of reach.
- Have a child use safety glasses if involved in activities such as woodworking, science experiments involving chemicals, racquetball or paintball.
- Never leave young kids unattended in a bath.