Keeping your baby safe is the utmost priority of any parent whether they are with the baby or not. It is a well-known fact that today’s parents have lots of responsibilities on their shoulders, but there is nothing more important to parents and caregivers than the health and safety of their children.
There are a variety of things to consider when it comes to ensuring your baby is safe from all aspects. This blog highlights on the aspects, you can ensure you are creating a safe space for your baby to grow, learn and play.
Tip #1 – Create a Safe Sleeping Environment
Make sure that your baby sleeps on his back and in his own cradle. Room sharing is a much safer option than having your baby sleep in bed with you.
Go for a firm mattress and a fitted cradle sheet for your baby’s cradle. Keep cradle clear of toys and soft bedding, and place them away from windows and blinds.
Tip #2 – Use the Right Car Seat the Right Way
Your baby is protective when it comes to riding in a rear-facing car seat as long as possible until your baby turns 2. Make yourself equipped of the tactics on how to choose the right car seat. After selecting the right car seat for your baby, make sure you buckle up the right way on every ride.
Tip #3 – Play It Safe with Water
Watch your baby when they are in or around the water, without being distracted. Ensure that your baby should be within the arm’s reach of an adult.
Before giving your baby a bath, make sure to check the water temperature with your wrist or elbow. Set your water heater to approx. 120 degrees Fahrenheit in order to prevent scalds.
Tip #4 – Keep all the Medicines Up and Away
Make sure to keep all the medicines up and away, our of your baby’s reach and sight. Remind relatives and guests to keep their purses, bags, and anything that may have a medicine away from curious babies and toddlers. Keep the Poison control centre’s number in your phone: 1-800-222-1222 .
The specialists at poison control centres can answer your questions about how to give medicine and help with poison emergencies.
Tip #5 – Protection against Serious Falls
Install approved safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs and attach them to the wall, if possible. Always remember to go through the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure you have the right safety gate for your needs. Install window guards or stops to help avoid falls from windows and ensure that windows are accessible in case of a fire emergency.
Keeping your baby safe from all angles should be ahead of any other responsibility to take care of. The safety precautions you will take as a parent from all aspects ensure the health and well-being of your child. When you start teaching your baby by ‘saying No’ in case if he puts anything on the mouth or spills anything on the floor helps him to learn that it is not appropriate for him. Teach him through your actions what is good or bad for him so that he will be trained slowly and steadily what is appropriate for him to use or what not.