Toddler Home Safety Tips Columbia SC

A home is supposed to be the safest place for toddlers. However, lack of toddler home safety leads to accidents happening right in front of our eyes. Before your baby starts crawling around, it is wise to ensure every room in your home in Columbia is checked and free of accident-prone areas.

Mr. Jeffrey Rose
Families First Counseling Services
(803) 708-4700
1330 Richland Street
Columbia, SC
Credentials
Credentials: Ed.S. LMFT
Licensed in South Carolina
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Rela
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Nicole Snell
(803) 251-0368
Columbia, SC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Becki Boatwright
(803) 931-0413
Columbia, SC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Esther Gallieshaw
(803) 238-8852
Columbia, SC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Samer Touma
(803) 256-1737
Columbia, SC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Joseph Watterson
Joseph Watterson, LISW-CP
(803) 351-0146
3204 Millwood Avenue
Columbia, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-CP
Licensed in South Carolina
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Anger Management,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Kitty Henderson
(803) 894-2124
Columbia, SC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Keith Reeves Barron
(803) 296-5879
Columbia, SC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Claudia D Guignard
(803) 960-9361
Columbia, SC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

John McFadden
(803) 777-5553
Columbia, SC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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Toddler Home Safety Tips

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A home is supposed to be the safest place for toddlers. However, lack of toddler home safety leads to accidents happening right in front of our eyes. Before your baby starts crawling around, it is wise to ensure every room in your home is checked and free from accident-prone areas. Once they are more mobile the risks factor will definitely increase. Inspect the rooms from a toddler’s view, for what may seem harmless to you may prove otherwise to your toddler.

Toddler home safety needs to be looked at seriously by parents or the babysitter. Why, you may ask. A simple reason is that a toddler spends most of his time at home. First, let’s have a look at the kitchen for this is where most accidents occur. Where do you put the matches? Can he reach for the box? What about the magnets on the fridge door? These small things can easily be overlooked but will pose a great danger to the toddler. Keep the matches out of his reach. Put away the magnets for small things can easily be put into his mouth. It is good for you to know what to do if a child starts to choke. Kettle with hot water or wok filled with hot oil should be put away after use. As a precaution, do not use table cloth for tables in the kitchen. Toddlers love to grab and pull the edge of the cloth and everything laid on it will come tumbling down.

Next, the bathroom. Have you heard of a toddler drowning in a pail half-filled with water? Yes, that amount of water can actually killed a child. By now you should know that toddler home safety awareness is something of utmost important. So, never leave a toddler unattended in a bathroom. If you need to have a pail in the bathroom, make sure that it is empty and stored upside down when not in used. Make sure the bathroom floor is not slippery as well. Store away detergents or cleaning liquids.

The bedroom can also pose several dangers to a toddler. Use a safe baby crib! Make sure the sheet covering the mattress is snugly fit. Sometimes, to make a toddler quiet, a toy is given to him. A soft teddy could be dangerous if its eyes could be easily pulled out by your toddler. So ensure that toys given to him are safe. No parts are loosely fit and would easily come out. If you have drawers in the bedroom, do consider having them locked. Your toddler may accidently close the drawers on their fingers. Avoid having decorative lamp stand in the bedroom. It may fall on the toddler. Remember too, to cover the electricity outlets in the room.

Other points that may be of consideration to parents are to keep sharp objects away, to use unbreakable plates for the toddler and to store away medicines after use. Coins should also not be left lying around.

Having said all the above, any parents would agree that toddler home safety should come first.

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