infant walkers because they increase falls down stairs; lock windows and screens to reduce incidence of injury and death from falling; anchor furniture to a wall to prevent heavy pieces from tumbling over; unload firearms and keep them locked and out of reach; keep small objects, latex balloons, round objects, and food out of reach to prevent choking and airway obstruction; keep long cords out of reach to prevent accidental strangulation; wean from bottle to cup by age 12 months, avoid juices until age 12 months; use fluoride multivitamin liquid to prevent tooth demineralization and bacterial enzymes; do not transition to 2 percent milk until age 12 moths to reduce the incidence of iron deficiency; and introduce one food every 3 to 4 days to help recognize food allergies (Turner, 2018).
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