Having a child is not easy. It is in our nature to keep our children safe. It is an instinct that even other species have in them. To ensure the survival of the young ones to continue their kind is what every known species on this planet have in mind. The human kind shares this same principle. However, there are some unique traits that our kind has when we protect a baby.
A baby is a bundle of joy. It speaks of the promise of tomorrow and the brighter days of the future. Parent watch their babies development inside the womb.
They take pictures or sonograms. Once a baby comes out of this world, a parent is in full swing taking measures in protecting the new addition to the family, pink, plump, ten fingers, ten toes, eyes half open, and a mouth that cries steadily for food. Once a baby is a part of the family, everything is child safe from the crib that was bought to the trolley and soap that should be used.
Eventually the baby would soon learn to crawl, walk, then run,and then bump into things. This is when they have finally reached the toddler stage.
When does a baby toddles?
In the dictionary, a toddler is someone who is just learning how to walk, who toddles. This is usually between the ages of one to two and a half years old.
There are many things that adults would not even consider dangerous for toddlers. In order for you to ensure your baby’s safety, you should be vigilant and very careful in looking at your home and how your things are arranged. A parent’s responsibility to take care of their children at this stage is very crucial.
This is because toddlers are constantly exploring their surroundings. They would touch, walk through, and put things in their mouths, which can cause accidents that sadly sometimes result in the loss of a toddler.
Following are the ways to safeguard your toddler.
Start with where your toddler is always found most of the time. If you have a playpen for your toddlers, make sure that when you leave them inside, the gate is securely locked and there would be no way for them to open the gate lock.
Secondly, make sure that your toddler’s play area has no toys that are too small that he can swallow, nor any toy that comes with a string. Check up on your toddler every now and then. If you can afford a baby sitter, your toddler could be watched while he or she plays.
Make sure that you barricade any stairs opening. A toddler can easily fall as their motor skills are still developing. You can avail of these temporary barricades on your local shopping stores.
Make sure that you child proof your furniture. The corners and edges of your coffee tables and cabinets, and many others can injure your child. You can have these corners and edges padded. Remember that a toddler’s skull is not yet that strong like adults have.
When you put your toddler in the high chair for his meals, do not turn away from them without having put on the seatbelt. You may just need to turn away to grab something for a few seconds, but that few seconds can result to an accident.
Make sure that you keep flammable things such as matches and lighters out of your toddler’s reach. Your medicines and cleaning materials should as well be kept out of their reach.
Keeping these things in mind will help ensure your baby’s safety at home. They may still have cuts and bruises from bumping into things from time to time, but that is just part of growing up.