Home Safety From electrical outlet covers to proper storage of household chemicals, here's a wealth of ideas on how to keep your children safe at home. Airway Obstruction Small children are at risk for choking from certain foods and toys. Supervise youngsters when they eat and check toys regularly for damage. Bicycle & Skating Safety When shopping for a bike or skating helmet, take your child with you - a child will be more likely to wear a helmet if he or she picks it out. Car Safety Infants should ride in rear-facing car seats until they're at least a year old and weigh at least 20 pounds. Toddlers need forward-facing seats, and older children, booster seats. Fire and Firearm Safety To help prevent fires, keep flammable products such as matches, lighters, and candles out of the reach of children. Toy and Product Safety When you give your child a toy, make sure it's appropriate for his or her age. The age recommendation is based on both the physical and mental ability of the child. Falls and Water Safety Ways to prevent falls at home: Install window guards on windows above the first floor and use safety gates on stairs.