We've established that babies and toddlers are skull-windowed, sponge-brained, tooth-faced, psychedelic monsters intent of usurping our rule. But here's one final bit of mind-rending horror: They're tough as nails.
I'm not saying babies and toddlers are bulletproof or anything, but they're also nowhere near as fragile as we often believe. Remember, we birth them by squeezing their flexible skull through a tube of muscle and invading bacteria. In no time at all they're ready to endure a world of bumps and bruises.
Their bones are more flexible than ours and they boast more of them, making toddlers better able to absorb impact. Plus their extra fat cushions their falls and provides stored energy for lean times. They're even better suited to emotionally handle stressful times than adults.
As related by Steve Kux and Geoff Lee over at Sketch Science ("sketchy" as in drawings), children between the ages of 2 and 6 have one of the highest survival rates of any age group.
We could not stop them if we wished.