4 Ways To Teach Your Toddler To Be Safe At Home

22 February 2018

Only a few months ago, you’re worried that your little one wasn’t walking. Now, he’s running and climbing everywhere – and, suddenly, you can’t leave him alone for a minute.

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Your one-year-old is so excited at his new level of independence. Before he could walk, he needed you to take him from one place to another, to bring him his toys from the table at the far side of the room, and to lift him high so that he could see further.

But now that your toddler is up and about, he does all of these things by himself. This significantly boosts his self-belief. Knowing that he’s able to climb those steps without your help, walk further without you having to carry him and run slightly faster than he could the day before, makes him feel good about himself.

His confidence surges when he realises that his physical skills allow him to be less dependent on others. On top of that, he simply has bags of energy. He loves life, never seems to tire and wants to explore everywhere. Although physical movements (running, jumping and climbing) burn off some of this natural energy, they don’t tire him out completely.

In fact, you actually run the risk of him becoming too excited, to the point where he’s irritable, uncooperative and refuses to sleep. Of course, you’re delighted to see him progress with his development and want to encourage him to improve his motor skills. But for his sake – and your sanity – you need to set some limits.

Here are four suggestions on teaching your toddler to stay safe at home.

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