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Health Information For Parents
Gates placed at the top of stairs or in doorways are used to keep toddlers away from hazardous areas of the home. Gates are meant to be used for children between 6 months and 2 years of age.
Before you look for a gate, measure the doorway or top of the stairs so you buy a gate that is wide enough to block the space.
If you’re borrowing a gate, don’t accept an old accordion-type gate. They’re not safe because of the diamond-shaped openings with wide Vs at the top. These can trap a baby’s head and cause choking.
What to look for:
Young kids love to explore their homes, but are unaware of the potential dangers. Learn how to protect them with our handy household safety checklists.
Here’s how to help protect kids from a dangerous fall or a tumble into a sharp edge in your home.
Kids can strangle or become entrapped in the most unexpected ways – even cords, strings on clothing, and infant furniture and accessories can be dangerous. Read how to prevent these dangers around your home.
Choosing baby products can be confusing, but one consideration must never be compromised: your little one’s safety.
Toys are a fun and important part of any child’s development. And there’s plenty you can do to make sure all toys are safe.
Although most result in mild bumps and bruises, some falls can cause serious injuries that need medical attention.
You might think of babies and toddlers when you hear the words “babyproofing” or “childproofing,” but unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in kids 14 and under.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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