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How to Protect Toddlers from Household Dangers

Keeping your toddler restricted is not the right way to keep her safe from dangers lurking around at home. Childproof your house with the help of our checklist for safety of your toddler.

You must be keeping your home clean and safe and there is no doubt on that. But if you have a toddler at home the same house can become a dangerous place for her when she would start trying and testing her motor skills. Therefore, it becomes very essential to toddler-proof your house and let your little one freely explore the world around her.

Parents usually worry about the safety of their small child regarding kidnapping or violence, but most of them do not even look at the threats are lurking around them in their own safe homes. Children between the age of 1 and 4 get harmed due to falls, drowning, poisoning, choking, fire or burns more than stranger abductions.

You might feel overwhelmed and confused when it comes to remove household items from your toddler’s sight. Well, it is good to make a checklist of things or you get into the shoes of your little one and figure out the possible dangers. It is advisable that you should take preventive measures and keep your toddler safe instead of waiting for any disaster to take place and then you take action.

Checklist for Safety of Toddlers in Any Room

Have a quick look at the checklist for safety of your toddler at home.

Small Objects

Toddlers can swallow any object that would fit in their mouth. So, you should keep small objects out of reach of children and make sure that the cups of medicines and beauty products are tight secured.

Sharp Objects

Children can get a cut or injure themselves seriously by razors and other kinds of scissors used for grooming purposes. You should keep cosmetics, sharp items and medicines in a locked drawer or cupboard.

Tiny Objects

Small children can swallow and get choked due to tiny objects like cotton balls, swabs or any miniature object. Keep such items locked away to keep your small child safe.

Electronic Goods

Children find switches very attractive and as soon as they get the sense of operating the electronic goods at home, they will try to do that when they are alone and this might make her fingers get trapped. Make sure you keep all these items out of reach of your small child.

Toilet and Bathroom

Small children can get hurt or even get drowned in little water in the toilet or bathroom. You should keep a latch on the toilet seat and bathrooms and make sure they remains closed after use.


Bookshelves can turn dangerous and topple on the toddler when she would try to reach out for a book. You can secure the shelves to the wall by brocades.


Even though you would take care of your child from getting hurt by any of the dangerous objects, check out for the small objects inside the furniture or cushions in the living room.

Decorative Items

Today most of the homes are decorated with different types of objects like artificial fruits, rocks or marbles. Keep them out of reach of toddlers.

Kitchen Appliances

Most of the kitchen appliances are extremely dangerous for toddlers. Dishwashers contain sharp objects, ovens can burn and front loading dryers can be hazardous. Keep the doors of the appliances locked.

Cords of Window Blinds

Blind cords can turn out dangerous when the child will try to pull it. Make sure you tie them out of reach of small child and remove all small pulls or metal slides from there.

Electrical Wires and Switches

All houses have electrical switches and small children can easily get into dangerous situations. Make sure you hide the switches behind the furniture and close the electrical outlets that are not used frequently.

In addition to the above items, kitchen utensils like forks and knives, toxins of cleaning supplies, kitchen stove, house plants and many more items can turn out extremely dangerous for a toddler. So, check your house completely to identify and to get rid of dangerous items immediately.

How to make home a safe place for the toddler? What dangers can toddlers face in bedroom? Which items should be kept away from reach of toddlers? Discuss here.

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Ishika.1 year ago
Many a time toys can also prove dangers so we must me careful about that.
Naina.1 year ago
Safety measures cannot be ignored if there is an infant in an house.
Palak.1 year ago
child proofing the house is a must dangers are everywhere.
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