If you’re babysitting toddlers (2 and 3 years old), your job will be to keep them within safe play areas, preferably within your sight. While in the house, you’ll have to keep them away from potentially dangerous areas such as the kitchen, bathroom, workshop, and storage areas. They move fast, so you will have to be able to move even faster!
Here are some tips on keeping play areas safe for infants and toddlers:
There are a few things to look out for here.
A child in a high chair requires almost constant attention. Babies can slip out of a high chair in an instant if not properly strapped in. An unstable high chair can also tip over.
Make sure that the crib is as safe as you can make it. Here are some tips:
There are a lot of things to look out for when baby-sitting. But the absolute most important thing you can do is to watch the kids at all times. This will help you avoid accidental injury.
Safe Kids USA
US Consumer Product Safety Commission
About Kids Health
Safe Kids Canada
The super sitter. US Consumer Product Safety Commission website. Available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/243.html. Accessed August 15, 2012.
Last reviewed August 2012 by Brian P. Randall, MD
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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