Preparing for the Arrival of Your Child – Part 2


Babies to Age 2

For babies up to age 2, safety measures appear more obvious than they do for older children. Thinking about safety is equally important for all age groups. Begin by:

Your social worker will also make suggestions, and may give you a checklist for further safety preparation.

Age 2 to 7

Building on the above list, you will need to take some additional steps for children ages 2 to 7 years:

Over 7 – including teens

Building on the above list yet again, consider the following when preparing for the arrival of all children over the age of 7, including teens:

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