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Hazards at Home

Ordinary items in your home can be dangerous things to young children, in particular infants and toddlers. These children tend to be "top-heavy" as their little bodies haven't yet grown to match the size of their heads. Water filled objects like buckets and toilets will draw the attention of a curious toddler who can quickly fall head-first into the water.

The bathtub is an all-too-common place where infants drown in the brief absence of an adult. Even leaving for "a minute or two" to answer the telephone or perform a chore can be long enough for an infant to fall face first into the tub. Even an inch of water can be fatal to someone who can't yet raise up their own head.