Child safety: keeping your mobile toddler safe

Child safety: keeping your mobile toddler safe

At this age, your child's movements are becoming smoother every day. She can do all sorts of exciting things by herself – run up the stairs, walk backward, hop, jump and maybe even ride a Big Wheel. She'll need lots of wiggle time each day, so plan regular outings like trips to the park and walks around the block.

Revel in her independence
Enjoy the delight and sense of adventure with which your child approaches this newfound physical independence. Remember, however, that it's your responsibility to keep her safe. She can't anticipate danger very well at this age, so set very specific, clear rules, such as:

  • "two hands on the swing”
  • "no running in the street"
  • "always hold hands while crossing the street"
  • Vague commands like "Slow down" or "Take it easy" make no sense to your child, so she's likely to ignore them.


    In general, be as clear and specific as possible when you're giving your child commands. She's not good at figuring out what you mean unless you spell it out. (For example, "No bikes in the bathroom" or "No paint in your brother's hair.")


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Pinky 4/25/2016
Good to know this ful

Child safety

This was mostly just common sense


Albert Kobani 3/19/2016


It is easy to fall into "relax" and "slow down". It is useful to know that more specific is better


Jasmine 2/14/2016
I like the specific directions and sentences given. I have to start thinking like a baby to make sure I'm steps ahead of my little guy.

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