There’s nothing worse than a child who keeps falling off of the couch, especially when they are trying to watch a show or play a video game. I’ve seen kids fall off of couches before and I’m here to tell you that there are things that you can do to prevent this from happening.
Toddlers usually love sitting on couches and sitting on their parents lap. As much as parents like it, sometimes they want to get rid of them. For these times, a simple trick can keep toddlers from falling off the couch or getting hurt.
When the toddler is tired or sleepy, parents usually give them a pacifier or a bottle. Toddlers love pacifiers and bottles. They think it’s a toy and they play with it. This is great, but parents should make sure not to let them fall asleep with the pacifier or bottle in their mouth.
A pacifier or bottle in the toddler’s mouth while they’re asleep is extremely dangerous. If they fall off the couch or get knocked off the couch by someone else, they could choke on it or suffocate. This could happen if they swallow it and it gets stuck in their throat.
There are many ways parents can prevent this from happening. One of the simplest and safest ways is to use an elastic band around the pacifier or bottle. When the toddler falls asleep, parents can tie the pacifier or bottle to the elastic band. This way, when they wake up, the toddler can easily spit it out. They won’t choke on it or swallow it accidentally.
Another way parents can keep toddlers safe from falling off the couch is to make sure they’re awake during nap time. This way, they won’t fall asleep with the pacifier or bottle in their mouth. If they fall asleep with it in their mouth, they could choke or suffocate. Parents should make sure to put them on a safe spot on the couch so they don’t fall off.
If the toddler wakes up and notices the pacifier or bottle is gone, they’ll probably cry. This is why parents should make sure to always have the pacifier or bottle handy.
If parents can’t afford to buy a pacifier or bottle for every nap time, they can try to get a cloth or a rag to use instead. Parents can clean the pacifier or bottle and wrap it in the rag or cloth. The toddler will never know it’s not real.
Parents should also make sure they wash their hands before putting the pacifier or bottle back in their mouths. They should make sure not to touch their mouth after they clean their hands. They shouldn’t eat or drink anything before putting it back in their mouth.
Parents should also make sure they don’t use the pacifier or bottle in their car. They could fall out and hit someone in the head or neck. Parents can keep the pacifier or bottle in a special bag or box in the car.
Toddlers are small and they can’t look out for themselves. Parents should be extra careful to protect them and make sure they stay safe. Here are some ways parents can keep toddlers safe from falling off the couch or getting hurt.
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