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Objects to avoid at home if your baby has already learned to crawl

Small coins are one of those objects that pose a choking hazard.

When a baby begins to crawl and take his first steps, that represents a moment of happiness and joy for all parents.

As children begin to crawl and walk, they learn to explore the world around them, to experience new sensations that enrich their minds, creativity and senses.

But, you must consider that the world can also be full of dangers, especially for a baby who is beginning to explore it.

Home care

Inside the home there is a long list of objects that you should avoid if your baby has already learned to crawl and walk.

The reason is that there are objects that are a latent risk for the smallest of the home, since it can cause suffocation and even fatal poisoning.

They are objects that for many mothers may be common and to which we do not pay much attention, but that can represent a serious danger.


Having medicines at home is essential, however, they must be kept in a sheltered place, since babies who crawl or walk can consume them and become intoxicated with them.

The coins

Small coins placed on a small table are one of those small objects that pose a potential choking hazard for children, especially infants who are in the oral stage of wanting to put everything in their mouth.

“Accordion” railing

This is one of the most paradoxical cases, since it is an element that is placed at home to avoid accidents, but if it is not done properly it can generate other types of dangers.

First of all, it is important to be careful with the vintage, such as the typical “accordion” railing that was used in the past, with a v-shaped opening at the top and diamond-shaped bars between the slats.

Fortunately, these types of doors are no longer on the market, but can still be found in second-hand or gift stores. The problem they cause is that they can cause strangulation if the child sticks his head through the gaps.


Chargers for various electrical appliances, especially the latest generation and smart phones, have become a new red light for home security.

Babies often put chargers in their mouths or chew on them if they are connected to the wall or an electrical outlet, posing a shock hazard.

Large TVs

Having a large television on a small table poses a risk of injury and is that by keeping them in an area that is not elevated or protected, babies can easily access and throw them, and in a moment, even fall on them causing trauma and, even an instant death.

Pacifiers with chain

Choking on the pacifier chain, choking, and hearing injuries from rattle noise are the most common injuries caused by these objects.

In the case of pacifiers, the greatest danger they pose, both of them, is the possibility of suffocation, caused on many occasions by the chain that is usually used to hold them.

This can get hooked to the bars of the crib or a doorknob, surrounding or squeezing the child’s neck, sometimes with fatal results.


It depends on the material from which the cosmetics are made, but most of these can be toxic if ingested by babies.

That is why you must keep them sheltered and out of reach.

Batteries and magnets

We also have batteries (batteries) and magnets, which in addition to being a small object that can obstruct the airways, can cause poisoning or a fatal injury to the stomach of a baby.

Jewelry and laces

Although it is less and less frequent, many mothers wear jewelry to look prettier.

A baby can put these objects in the mouth of one of his earrings and choke.

Jewelry, from bracelets to pendants and, of course, the famous necklaces can cause suffocation.

These objects can wrap around children’s necks and kill them by drowning.

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