Health and Safety, Birth to 2 Years - Safety Measures Outside the Home
You cannot protect
your child from every danger he or she can possibly encounter outside the home.
But you can take reasonable
precautions and teach your child basic safety rules.
This general training can help prepare your child for many situations he or she
Prevent accidents by using safe equipment, teaching
safety awareness, and closely supervising your child.
Basic safety precautions
Choosing child care
Before your child visits an unfamiliar home, ask the
homeowner whether you need to be aware of any dangerous areas, pets, or other
safety issues. It is always a good idea to see the household for
yourself. Don't be afraid to voice any concerns you have about safety. You are
ultimately responsible for protecting your child.
your child in day care, evaluate the environment and talk with care providers.
Ask questions about their safety guidelines. Identify any hazards, and ask how
they are handled. For more information, see
Choosing Child Care.