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Grandchild Safety Checklist


Toddlers have lots of energy and a newfound sense of curiosity. They love to explore, climb on furniture and play with small objects.

  • Keep all medicines in containers with safety caps; be sure medicines, cleaning products and other household chemicals are out of reach and locked away from your grandchildren.

    • Use safety gates around stairs, safety plugs in electrical outlets and childproof latches for drawers and cabinets.

    • Buy toys labeled for children ages 3 and under; these are often safety recommendations, not measures of a child's skill or ability.

    • Never leave your grandchildren alone in or near a swimming pool.


    Preschoolers are the most active of the bunch! They love to run, jump and climb whenever and wherever they can.

    • Keep your grandchildren and the furniture they can climb on away from windows.

    • At playgrounds, look for protective surfacing under equipment.

    • Be sure your grandchildren wear helmets when riding tricycles or bicycles.

    • At all ages, make sure your smoke detectors work; keep matches and lighters away from your grandchildren at all times.

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