How can I help prevent accidents at home?

To help prevent accidents at home:

Keep these things in cupboards that children can't open:
  • All household cleaning products
  • All medicines and vitamins
  • All gardening and auto products
Don't leave babies or young children alone while they are eating.

Don't let window-blind and curtain cords hang down. Cut them short. Or, clip them up with clothespins or cord clips.

Don't feed young children foods that they can choke on. For example, save these foods until your children are at least 3 years old:
  • Hot dogs or hot dog pieces
  • Popcorn
  • Whole grapes
  • Chunks of meat or cheese (very small pieces are okay)
  • Raw carrots
  • Nuts and seeds
Keep these things off the floor and out of reach of children:
  • Balloons
  • Plastic bags
  • Coins
  • Marbles
  • Small caps and lids

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