Common Concerns during the Toddler Period

Safety Measure Number 8: Move the toddler in a regular bed with side rails to keep the child from falling when climbing out of the crib. Some 15-month old children can climb over the side rails of their cribs and enjoy exploring the house early in the morning before anyone else is awake. Keep in mind to raise crib rails and check and make sure that they are locked before walking away from it.

To prevent the toddler from drowning the parent should keep the next safety measure in mind at all times.

Safety Measure Number 9: Do not leave the toddler alone in a bathtub or near water including buckets of cleaning water and washing machines.

Poisoning in toddlers can be prevented by doing the next safety measures.

Safety Measure Number 10: NEVER present medication as candy. Medications should be bought with childproof caps and should be immediately put away after use. Aside from that, medications should not be taken in front of a child. In putting away medications and poisons, it should be placed in locked cabinets or overhead shelves where a child cannot reach it. Medications should never be left in parent’s purse or pockets where a child can reach it.

Safety Measure Number 11: The parents should know the names of the house plants they have and they should be aware if they poisonous or not. Plants should be hanged on high surfaces beyond a toddler’s reach. The telephone number of the nearest poison control center should be posted in the telephone.

Preventing burns are crucial in toddler. Parents should be aware of the circumstances that might cause burns and ways of preventing them.

Safety Measure Number 12: To prevent a toddler from reaching up pots and hot burners cook on the back burners of the stoves if possible and turn the handles of the pots toward back of the stove, thus, preventing the toddler from pulling them down.

Safety Measure Number 13: toddlers should be monitored carefully when they are near lit candles and hot water faucets. Screens should be placed in front of a fireplace or heater.

Safety Measure Number 14: Coffee and tea pots should never be left in the table where the toddler can reach them. Do not drink hot beverages when a child is sitting on your lap or playing within reach.

Safety Measure Number 15: electrical outlets should be covered with safety plugs. Electrical wires and cords should be kept out of toddler’s reach.

Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

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