Toddlers don’t understand the idea of danger or what’s dangerous. Their interest in things around them and their speed in getting into places can put them in dangerous situations. You can increase their freedom by protecting them from obvious dangers in your home and other places they spend a lot of time. Some important things to think about are water, fire, electricity, sun, heights, vehicles, poisons, and choking.
To keep your home safe, make sure:
To keep your toddler safe outside, make sure:
Important phone numbers to keep by your phone:
PlunketLine 0800 933 922
For information about parenting and your child’s development - like crying, settling, sleeping, solids, breastfeeding, potty training, safety, and parenting.
Healthline 0800 611 116
For information about illness and any health problem that worries you.
To keep your child emotionally safe, read more about connecting and communicating.