- Don't give children under 3 years old balloons or toys with fragile or small parts.
- Keep infants away from buttons, popcorn, coins, grapes, nuts, or similar items.
- Watch infants and toddlers while they are eating. Do not allow a child to crawl around while eating. Childproof your home.
- The earliest safety lesson is "No!"
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Review Date: 07/08/2009
Reviewed By: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, Clinic. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.