Always keep your guns unloaded and locked out of sight. Keep the lock key with you, not in a desk or dresser drawer. Keep the ammunition locked up in a different place as well. Do not show your child where you keep the gun(s) and ammunition.
About 10 to 12 gun-related deaths occur every day to children younger than age 19 in the U.S.
Source: Injury Free Coalition for Kids
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic