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Unexpected Items to Keep Away from Your Toddlers

Hidden Dangers!

Believe it or not, there are so many things in our day-to-day life that are unsafe for our toddlers. Because we are so used to having these items around the house — and allowing our older children to use them — it’s easy to forget the risk they pose to our toddlers. I had never even thought about some of these unsafe things until I started writing this.

Who would really think that a balloon could be a major choking hazard? Or that the batteries we use to power our children’s favorite toys could pose a threat?

Little things we kept around the house before having kids are now risky. While there’s no way to swear off AA batteries, make sure to keep items that could harm young children locked in a cabinet or out of arm’s reach. As your kids get older, you can teach them that certain things are off-limits or that they need an adult around before they can use them.

These are some of the biggest risks that surprised me in my research!


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