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When will my baby start to understand that certain things are dangerous?
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
In brief: Varries
Children usually start to develop this around age 3-4 years and then increases over time.

In brief: Varries
Children usually start to develop this around age 3-4 years and then increases over time.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
In brief: Don't count on it!
When you touch a hot stove, for instance, and get burned, that's called a "natural consequence.
" toddlers will start to reliably learn from natural consequences by 15-18 months-- and even then, it may take more than one lesson. In other words, it's the adults' job to protect young children from dangerous things-- you can't depend on them to protect themselves.

In brief: Don't count on it!
When you touch a hot stove, for instance, and get burned, that's called a "natural consequence.
" toddlers will start to reliably learn from natural consequences by 15-18 months-- and even then, it may take more than one lesson. In other words, it's the adults' job to protect young children from dangerous things-- you can't depend on them to protect themselves.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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