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How do I protect my 2-year-old from falls?
23 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics
12 doctors agree
In brief: Supervise
Teach your child not to climb on furniture or cabinets.
Do not place furniture (on which children may climb) near windows or on balconies. Install window guards on windows above the first floor (unless this is against your local fire codes.) use stair gates or lock doors to dangerous areas like the basement.

In brief: Supervise
Teach your child not to climb on furniture or cabinets.
Do not place furniture (on which children may climb) near windows or on balconies. Install window guards on windows above the first floor (unless this is against your local fire codes.) use stair gates or lock doors to dangerous areas like the basement.
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics
10 doctors agree
In brief: Childproof home
Do not assume the child is smart enough to be aware of a dangerous situation.
You must protect them from themselves. Falls, burns, choking, poisoning, drowning and car accidents are the most common dangers. Take all precautions possible including gates on stairs, plugs in outlets, locks on cabinets with medications or poisons, lowering home water temperatures car seats and safety gating pools.

In brief: Childproof home
Do not assume the child is smart enough to be aware of a dangerous situation.
You must protect them from themselves. Falls, burns, choking, poisoning, drowning and car accidents are the most common dangers. Take all precautions possible including gates on stairs, plugs in outlets, locks on cabinets with medications or poisons, lowering home water temperatures car seats and safety gating pools.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Childproof home
Do not assume the child is smart enough to be aware of a dangerous situation.
You must protect them from themselves. Falls, burns, choking, poisoning, drowning and car accidents are the most common dangers. Take all precautions possible including gates on stairs, plugs in outlets, locks on cabinets with medications or poisons, lowering home water temperatures car seats and safety gating pools.

In brief: Childproof home
Do not assume the child is smart enough to be aware of a dangerous situation.
You must protect them from themselves. Falls, burns, choking, poisoning, drowning and car accidents are the most common dangers. Take all precautions possible including gates on stairs, plugs in outlets, locks on cabinets with medications or poisons, lowering home water temperatures car seats and safety gating pools.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Safety first!
•teach your child not to climb on furniture or cabinets.
Do not place furniture (on which children may climb) near windows or on balconies. •install window guards on windows above the first floor (unless this is against your local fire codes.) •use stair gates or lock doors to dangerous areas like the basement.

In brief: Safety first!
•teach your child not to climb on furniture or cabinets.
Do not place furniture (on which children may climb) near windows or on balconies. •install window guards on windows above the first floor (unless this is against your local fire codes.) •use stair gates or lock doors to dangerous areas like the basement.
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Dr. Christianne Strickland
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