6-Month Checkup: Healthy Kids Series

This parenting information is part of the "Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures" series. These fact sheets may be given out by Group Health at routine checkups.

Feeding

Healthy Habits

Safety

Provide a safe environment for your child.

Parenting

Childproofing Checklist

Gun safety

If you have a gun in the house, keep it unloaded and locked up.

Falling

Choking

Electrical and fire safety

Bathroom safety

Water safety

Kitchen safety

Turn pot handles toward back of stove when cooking.

Poisoning

Safe Plants Poisonous Plants Deadly Plants
African violet
Boston vern
Christmas cactus
Coleus
Ficus
Firethorn
Hen and chicks
Hibiscus
Jade
Norfolk pine
Rubber plant
Spider plant
Wandering Jew
Yucca
Autumn crocus
Begonia
Black locust
Buttercups
Chrysanthemum
Dutchman's
  breeches
English ivy
Iris
Jerusalem cherry
Common
  moonseed
Peace lily
Pothos
Tulips (bulbs)
Yew (taxus
  species)
Wisteria
Castor bean
Jimson weed
Nightshade
Oleander
Pokeweed

Next well-child visit: 9 months

Adapted with permission from Kaiser Permanente.

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Clinical review by Emily Chao, DO
Group Health
Reviewed 04/01/2013