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5. The Safety Concerns in the Child's Play Area

a. The play area should be fenced in; if not, you should remain outside with the children; a child younger than 3 years old should not be in any type of yard alone.

b. Lock up all matches, furniture polish, cleaning agents (paying special attention to lye, detergents, cleansers, toilet bowl cleaners, and drain cleaners), and medications.

c. Provide unbreakable toys with no small removable parts for the child under 3; watch a child under 3 years of age playing with older siblings' toys.

d. Provide constant supervision.

e. Do not allow children in or near a swimming pool without supervision.

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