Please share these great child proofing tips for a happy, healthy, and safe home for your toddler.
Please share these great
CHILD PROOFING tips for a happy, healthy, and safe home for your toddler.
Frequently ASKED QUESTIONS
As your child grows from a baby to a toddler, your concerns over their safety shift and change to reflect their age. We took the time to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about toddler safety and childproofing your home below. The following FAQ section covers everything from cabinet and door child proofing, windows and electrical best practices, the best child proofing services, DIY child proofing, and child proofing for tricky areas like fireplaces, staircases, and more.
HOW LONG SHOULD A TODDLER SLEEP IN A CRIB?
Most children transition out of a crib between 18 months and 2½ years, typically when a toddler reaches the height of 35 inches. The reason for this is primarily safety. Depending on how active and restless your child is, he/she may begin exploring ways to climb out of the crib at any point in those months, so the decision about when to transition to a big-kid bed should be made when it is no longer safe to leave the toddler in the crib unattended. Parents should never use crib tents or other restraints, since children risk getting caught and suffocating. Instead, many parents move their child to a toddler bed, which uses the same size mattress as a crib.
WHY WONT MY TODDLER SLEEP?
Many toddlers just aren’t great sleepers: they may find it hard to fall asleep, or they may not be great at sleeping through the night. Since getting enough sleep is essential to a toddler’s physical and mental health (not to mention that of their parents!), there are a number of toddler sleep aids that parents can try. Ultimately, the goal is to help toddlers learn to independently soothe themselves and put themselves to sleep. However, it is very common for toddlers to experience sleep regression from time to time, where formerly good sleepers go back to fighting their bedtime and middle of the night wake-ups. Experts say this is often due to short-term factors like illness, teething, interruptions in their routine, or milestone transitions (such as moving to a new bed, the birth of a sibling, or potty training). Generally these kinds of regressions are temporary and resolve themselves in a few weeks, so they usually require a lot of short-term patience, rather than a long-term change to the sleep routine.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT SLEEP SCHEDULE FOR MY TODDLER?
TODDLER SAFETY ANYWHERE THEY GO
Just because your baby has grown into a toddler doesn’t mean your concerns over their safety have disappeared. In fact, you may have even more concerns about their safety now than you did when they were a baby – after all, toddlers are more mobile and independent than babies. With this adventurous spirit also comes some new dangers. Use our tips for toddler-proofing your home so you can rest easy while they’re on the go.
Toddler Room Makeover
Once toddler baby is ready to transition out of the crib, it’s usually time for a room makeover that reflects your little one’s growing personality. Set up a room that is safe and fun for this big transition.
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Establish Bedtime Routines With Your Toddler
Once your toddler discovers the wonders of television and toys, it can be hard to get them to go to sleep at night. We have the ultimate routine to help make bedtime a little easier.
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How to Prepare Your Child for Baby #2
TA new baby can be a big adjustment for your toddler. Here are some tips you can work on ahead of time to help your toddler get prepared for the new arrival.
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