Three-year-olds are beginning to understand boundaries and safety rules, but still need plenty of guidance and reminders. Here are some ways to think about protecting your three-year-old:
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By age 3, many children are watching TV shows on various devices. Your pediatrician’s advice is to limit screen time to 1-2 hours per day of programs made for children (see PBS Broadcasting) and not before bedtime. A better alternative is to spend time together. (KANESHIRO, 2013)
It is recommended that preschoolers eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
Children, ages two to six placed in child restraints (car seats with harness) were 28% less likely to be killed in a crash than those who were restrained in seat belts alone. ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT MEDICINE, 2006