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Just remember that jumping up from your chair each time your toddler/preschooler reaches danger is exhausting!
1.Travel with a child proofing kit: electrical outlet covers, doorknob covers, string to tie cabinets closed and number to poison control center.
2.Don’t open windows or trust safety of screens; they can be pushed out by an assertive toddler.
3.Check room for hazards, such as lamps that can pulled down, sharp edges on coffee tables, poison plants or throw rugs.
4.Check for small objects left by previous occupants in drawers, cabinets or under nightstands or beds.
5.Take knobs off of stoves and return them when needed.
6.Remove electrical cords that might be hazardous.
7.Remove chemicals from beneath sink in kitchen or bathroom.
Gail Morris is the mother of four children with an extensive pediatric medical background. Her ideas are time tested and mother approved! If you want more information (printable games, checklists, emergency information, budget travel) or would like her semi-monthly free newsletter, Your Family Resources, visit http://www.YourEzBooks.com.