At 12 - 24 months, your child still needs your protection, and child-proofing is still a must.
From 12 - 24 months, your child will begin to explore places that used to be out of reach. He will love to climb and will quickly learn how to open doors, drawers and even bottles. Your curious child might get himself into some trouble and hurt himself badly. If you plan to have your child cared for by a relative or a babysitter, you have to ensure that the caregiver follows your instructions as closely as possible. Here are some measures and precautions you should take to ensure your child’s safety.
You may think that your child is safe here but you still need to ensure that child-proofing details are in place.
These are some safety measures you may want to implement in the kitchen and bathroom.
Play is a very important part of any child’s development. Play requires active, voluntary and spontaneous participation from a child. It aids in the development of language, motor, creativity, problem-solving and social skills. Spending time at the playground can be a good option.
Here are some simple safety guidelines:
For more information on learning through play, please visit the ECDA Child Care Link.
You may be thinking of taking your child for water-play or teaching him how to swim. Here are some safety rules:
A Child-Safe Home Cuts, bruises, scalds and burns. What are the ways to make your home safe for your baby and your child as he grows up?
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