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I just tried a puddle jumper on my 25lb 13 month old and he loved it. Obviously he has to stay close cause he wants to drink the water and that's not ok but he was able to float and loved it. I had my older son in one at 22 months and he was putting his face in, blowing bubbles, etc. As long as they can't slip out of it and you stay close you should be ...


While some common sense care and supervision is always a good thing, Lego doesn't seem to be particularly dangerous. I coulnd't find any reliable information of a confirmed fatality with choking on Lego. There was a babysitter that claimed a child's severe injury to be Lego related but that seems more like defense (


A friend of ours solved this by having a play pen, and putting the bigger kid in it. Of course he could climb out at any time, but in the pen his little brother couldn't get at his toys.


One piece of good advice I got at that time was to get down on your hands and knees and look at the world from your toddler's point of view. At that point the dangers start to become more obvious: you realise that the trailing cloth on a table can be pulled, bringing down whatever is on the table. You also discover some things under chairs and tables that ...


My daughter used to rush into elevator alone. We told her again and again not to do that. One time we purposefully didn't follow her fast enough. And the door closed. A scream and crying followed. A second later we reached the elevator and opened the door. She never entered it alone since. I agree with HedgeMage - if your kid is not reasonable enough to ...


Assuming that we're talking about a kid who's lacking risk assessment skills, not one who is developmentally disabled, the best way to teach kids about danger is to let them experience it, including letting them experience when things go wrong! If you give your kid the scare routine, you're doing that -- scaring him -- not teaching him to be competent at ...

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