For young children, the kitchen is a compelling place: Parents are bustling around, pulling colorful items from refrigerators and cupboards. Things are going on out of a toddler's sight on counters and stoves, and he yearns to see and participate.
The combination of all this activity, your child's innate curiosity, and your sometimes divided attention means that it's especially important to childproof the kitchen. Here's where the hazards can occur and how to minimize the risks:
Here's how to childproof your appliances.
Whether you have an eat-in kitchen or a separate dining room, observe the following: