‘I Forgot About Those!’ How To Keep Your Child Safe From Lesser-Known Dangers

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Every parent wants to make sure their child stays safe. Whether they’re playing in the backyard or swimming at the beach, danger can lurk in the smallest of places.

You may not be able to be there for every bump or bruise. But you can help keep your child safe from some of the lesser-known dangers they may come face-to-face with.

Secure your furniture and television
Many people don’t think about the dangers their furniture can pose. When left unsecured, furniture can fall on small children and adults and cause serious injury or even death.

Secure your furniture to the walls and your TVs to whatever furniture you may have it placed on if it isn’t mounted. This will keep a misplaced hand or a curious toddler from knocking anything over.

Store your medications in a safe space
In the midst of securing sockets and baby-proofing toilet seats, some parents can forget about the dangers of pills. Toddlers can get their hands on vitamins and pills if they’re not kept in a safe space with a child-proof lid. And odds are, if they’ve seen you take them, they’ll want to imitate your example.

Keep your medicines and vitamins up and out of your child’s sight and reach (out of sight, out of mind). Be sure the cap to each medication is securely locked and that you put it away every time. Finally, teach your child about medicine safety so they know not to put anything they don’t know into their mouths.

Teach your child to stop thumb sucking
Thumb sucking prevention may not be at the top of your list of worries when it comes to your child. This may be because 95% of babies will suck their thumb on reflex. But after the age of two or three, a child is most likely sucking their thumb out of habit.

Thumb sucking can expose your child to allergens and illnesses. It can also cause dental issues as their teeth begin to come in.

You can help to protect your child from dental issues and nail deformities by using the T Guard finger guard. The TGuard Classic lets you easily deter thumb sucking without any gross-tasting gels or nail polishes. To learn more about thumb sucking prevention and how the TGuard finger guard works, contact T Guard today.