When it comes to childproofing your home, there’s a lot to consider. Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness has information to help families keep child safety top of mind at home to prevent a number of injuries and accidents, from choking to falls and much more.
Choking happens when an object becomes lodged in the throat or windpipe, blocking the flow of air in the body. Anything that can fit through a regular-sized toilet paper roll can be considered a choking hazard for a child younger than age 3. Families can help prevent choking by:
How to Prevent Suffocation and Strangulation in Babies
Accidental suffocation and strangulation are real risks to children, especially babies and toddlers. Families can help childproof their home against suffocation and strangulation hazards by:
Magnets can pose risk of serious injury in children when swallowed. Magnets can stick to each other, even between folds of intestine or tissue. Be sure to limit a child’s risk of injury by:
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, every three weeks a child dies from a television tipping over. Nearly 13,000 more children are injured each year in the U.S. from TV tip overs. Here are some tips to help prevent tip-over accidents:
If you keep guns in the home, proper storage and handling can keep kids safe.