As your child becomes a toddler, they start to move around a lot more. This means they will come across more dangers. Dangerous situations can happen quickly both at home and out in the world. You need to keep an eye on your child to keep them out of danger. This is also the time that you need to “toddler-proof” your home. We have provided some tips, information, and resources to help you keep your toddler healthy and safe.
Drowning is the leading cause of injury and death for toddlers. A toddler can drown in a couple inches of water.
Toddlers move constantly – running, jumping, climbing and playing. Let them be active. They are developing their coordination and getting stronger
Encourage free play as much as possible. This helps them stay active and strong while developing fine and gross motor skills
Toddlers should brush their teeth twice each day using a soft child’s toothbrush with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste
Find expert advice on common parenting challenges. Fun videos and “how-to’s” for positive parenting skills. Interactive activities and quick tips from the Center for Disease Control
Starting good nutrition practices early can help children develop healthy dietary patterns. Get information and practical strategies on healthy foods and drinks for toddlers age 1 – 2 from the Center for Disease Control
Find positive things you can do as a parent broken out for every age group – in English and Spanish from the Center for Disease Control
Find information on health, nutrition, behavior and fitness for toddlers. Plus tips on everything from tantrums to toilet training from the American Academy of Pediatrics