For example, parents know small objects are a choking concern, but how small is too small? A cardboard toilet tissue tube can be used as a general guide, Dr. Carter says.
“If it can fit in the tube, it can be swallowed and cause a young child to choke,” she says. “But that’s not foolproof. For example, keep in mind that larger toys can have small pieces that can break off or batteries that can be removed.”
Dr. Carter says every home has different childproofing requirements and parents should be vigilant for danger in any home where children spend time.
Here are 12 easy-to-overlook steps when childproofing a home: