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The typical toddler is programmed to crawl, walk, run,
climb, and seek out new experiences. Toddlers need stimulation to improve their motor and sensory skills.
can foster your toddler's strength and coordination:
As your toddler becomes more mobile and curious, safety
issues become crucial. At about 18 months of age, toddlers just start to
understand cause and effect and that their actions have consequences. But
they don't understand dangers such as stairs, pets, toxins, and many other
possible hazards. Try your best to know where your children are and what they are
doing so that you can warn them about safety hazards. The right balance of supervision and safety precautions can help prevent injuries while your child is exploring.
Some basic toddler safety issues to address
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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