Toddler Home Safety Tips Avon Lake OH

A home is supposed to be the safest place for toddlers. However, lack of toddler home safety leads to accidents happening right in front of our eyes. Before your baby starts crawling around, it is wise to ensure every room in your home in Avon Lake is checked and free of accident-prone areas.

Mrs. Rae Speaker
Psychological and Behavioral Consultants
(216) 831-6611
25111 Country Club Blvd. Suite #290
No. Olmsted, OH
Credentials
Credentials: L.I.S.W.
Licensed in Ohio
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Stress
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Jennifer Runner
(440) 510-3143
New Leaf Counseling223 Miller Rd.
Avon Lake, OH
Specialties
Spirituality, Mood Disorders, Divorce, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Smith College School for Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Caresource

Dr. Deborah Koricke
(440) 628-2478
Center for Effective Living20800 Westgate Professional Center
Fairview Park, OH
Specialties
Divorce, Substance Abuse, Testing and Evaluation, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Case Western Reserve University
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Leneigh White
(440) 238-0008
Strongsville, OH
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Brian Nowak
(216) 749-5030
Parma, OH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Gerontological Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Ms. Edith Prendergast
Humanistic Counseling Center
(440) 734-7893
15256 Triskett Rd.
West Park, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in Ohio
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Sarah Walker
(440) 539-2906
Westlake, OH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Christy L Sugarman
(440) 323-5121
Elyria, OH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Jorethia L Chuck
(216) 738-8077
Exceptional Psychological Services2125 Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Divorce, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Kent State University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Corphealth

Griffith R Dye
(440) 987-1986
224 West Lorain St
Oberlin, OH
Specialties
Depression, Divorce, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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Toddler Home Safety Tips

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A home is supposed to be the safest place for toddlers. However, lack of toddler home safety leads to accidents happening right in front of our eyes. Before your baby starts crawling around, it is wise to ensure every room in your home is checked and free from accident-prone areas. Once they are more mobile the risks factor will definitely increase. Inspect the rooms from a toddler’s view, for what may seem harmless to you may prove otherwise to your toddler.

Toddler home safety needs to be looked at seriously by parents or the babysitter. Why, you may ask. A simple reason is that a toddler spends most of his time at home. First, let’s have a look at the kitchen for this is where most accidents occur. Where do you put the matches? Can he reach for the box? What about the magnets on the fridge door? These small things can easily be overlooked but will pose a great danger to the toddler. Keep the matches out of his reach. Put away the magnets for small things can easily be put into his mouth. It is good for you to know what to do if a child starts to choke. Kettle with hot water or wok filled with hot oil should be put away after use. As a precaution, do not use table cloth for tables in the kitchen. Toddlers love to grab and pull the edge of the cloth and everything laid on it will come tumbling down.

Next, the bathroom. Have you heard of a toddler drowning in a pail half-filled with water? Yes, that amount of water can actually killed a child. By now you should know that toddler home safety awareness is something of utmost important. So, never leave a toddler unattended in a bathroom. If you need to have a pail in the bathroom, make sure that it is empty and stored upside down when not in used. Make sure the bathroom floor is not slippery as well. Store away detergents or cleaning liquids.

The bedroom can also pose several dangers to a toddler. Use a safe baby crib! Make sure the sheet covering the mattress is snugly fit. Sometimes, to make a toddler quiet, a toy is given to him. A soft teddy could be dangerous if its eyes could be easily pulled out by your toddler. So ensure that toys given to him are safe. No parts are loosely fit and would easily come out. If you have drawers in the bedroom, do consider having them locked. Your toddler may accidently close the drawers on their fingers. Avoid having decorative lamp stand in the bedroom. It may fall on the toddler. Remember too, to cover the electricity outlets in the room.

Other points that may be of consideration to parents are to keep sharp objects away, to use unbreakable plates for the toddler and to store away medicines after use. Coins should also not be left lying around.

Having said all the above, any parents would agree that toddler home safety should come first.

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