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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.
You 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 include:
Current as of:
August 22, 2019
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Susan C. Kim MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineJohn Pope MD - Pediatrics
Current as of: August 22, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & John Pope MD - Pediatrics
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