• Block off stairs with a small gate or fence. Lock doors to dangerous places such as the garage or basement.
• Ensure that your home is toddler proof by placing plug covers on all unused electrical outlets.
• Keep kitchen appliances, irons, and heaters out of reach of your toddler. Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove.
• Keep sharp objects such as scissors, knives, and pens in a safe place.
• Lock up medicines, household cleaners, and poisons.
• Do NOT leave your toddler alone in any vehicle (that means a car, truck, or van) even for a few moments.
• Store any guns in a safe place out of his reach.
SOURCES:Division of Human Development and Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Child Safety First Toddlers (1-2 years of age). Centers for Disease Control and Preventuiom [Online]. Available: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/toddlers.html. (November 5, 2015)