A grabby toddler does have the strength to topple a free standing bookshelf simply by using the piece of furniture for stability to stand up. Either screw these units to the walls or remove them from your house until the child is old enough.
3. Kitchen Utensils
Sharp kitchen utensils, like knives and forks can injure a curious toddler bent on exploring your kitchen counter. Always keep sharp kitchen utensils locked drawers and out of the reach of children.
Don’t be fooled, your toilet contains enough water for a toddler to drown so keep that toilet seat down and latched.
It only takes a split second for a curious toddler to grab at a pot on the stove or to touch a burner and succumb to a major scalding or burn. Make a point of watching kids closely in the kitchen and of turning pot handles in.
6. Household Cleaners
Cleaning supplies not secured away in cupboards can be ingested or absorbed by the skin or eyes if left out. Make sure these are always stored in locked areas and out of the reach of children.
Rogue medications can be swallowed by a curious toddler in seconds so keep them off lower or exposed shelves and always out of reach.