Keeping your toddler safe, out and about

Toddlers love to explore and can enjoy running errands with you or attending play dates, but there are a few things to keep in mind when taking your toddler out and about.

Keep watch of your child when you are out, especially when around pools, dams, ponds and waterways. It is a good idea to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

In the car, make sure you buckle your child into a car restraint correct for their size, and never leave them alone in a car. Toddlers left in cars can overheat very quickly. When walking, hold your child’s hand or use a pram to keep your child from darting into dangerous situations.

It’s important to remember sun safety when outdoors, as toddler skin is more sensitive and can burn quickly. You can show your child that it is important and help learn sun safe habits at an early age by wearing your hat too.

Image Toddler in a hat practices walking outdoors

 

Published — 15 September 2016 Last updated — 04 November 2016