Baby's Second Year -- Your 13-Month-Old

• Medical history records for emergency use

Also, be sure to include extra diapers, a change of clothes, extra warm clothes for every passenger and a blanket in case of winter breakdowns.

Stock up your car's first aid kit

Make playtime a safe time. As your child's curiosity and mobility increase, so will her desire and ability to play with new objects. Are you sure her toys are safe? To ensure the safest play possible, follow these guidelines:

• Always supervise your child.
• Make sure the toys are age appropriate and targeted at your child's particular skill level.
• Maintain the condition of toys. If damaged, be sure to repair or discard the toy immediately.
• Store toys appropriately. Keep unused toys put away to avoid common household accidents such as falling. Place toys on a shelf or in a carefully inspected toy chest. (Be certain the chest's lid will remain open at any given angle so it can't fall and hurt or trap your child. Additionally, ventilation holes in the chest will help reduce the risk of injury should your child become trapped inside.)

Get more information about toy safety

Schedule your child's first dental appointment. Experts advise making that first visit around the time of your child's first birthday or six months after the first tooth erupts. Additionally, take steps to promote good dental health every day:

• Never send your child to bed with a bottle filled with anything other than water. Sugar containing liquids such as juice and milk can promote tooth decay.

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