As a new parent, keeping your baby safe is one of the most important jobs. Keeping a baby safe can be challenging as each stage of a baby’s development comes with new obstacles. These 5 tips will help you to ensure that your baby is safe all day long.
Baby safe at home
Your home should be the safest space for your baby. Whether it’s eating, sleeping or playing, your baby will spend the majority of their first year of life at home. Therefore, home should be the first priority for safety. There are many threats around your house from your kid points of view. Such as, sharp or big furniture, tools and things in the garden and balcony.
There are few simple steps that you can do to make your home safer for your baby. First of all, set your hot-water heater to less than 120 degrees and keep bathrooms locked and secured at all time. Second, remember to place heavy objects wisely around the house. Third, you should be cautious around electricity. And finally, install gates around stairs to prevent you kid from falling.
Safe while using items for kids
Not all the items for kids in the market are safe. It is important for you to research carefully before buying any of them. There’s a small chance that the items, which you bought, are dangerous for your kids. They tend to put objects in their mouth, so they need to be checked out and supervise when they play.
When you buy toys for your kids, you should always check the label. Toys made of fabric should be labeled as flame resistant or flame retardant. Stuffed toys should be washable. Art materials should be nontoxic. In addition, make sure the toys are not too loud for your kids. The noise of rattles, squeak toys, and musical or electronic toys can be as loud as car horns; even louder if your kids hold it directly to their ears and that can lead to hearing loss.
Safe while moving with cars and baby stroller
Accidents happen, so we must always be careful. Follow these tips to have a safe trip with your little one.
First, always use a federally approved car safety seat. And remember to read the seat instructions to make sure that the seat has been properly installed. For the first two years of a baby’s life, car seats should face the rear of the vehicle. In addition, the safest location for the car seat is the middle of the back seat.
Second, NEVER carry your child in your lap while you ride in a car or motorcycle. And NEVER put the baby in the front passenger seat of cars. If you have a truck or a car with no back seat, you should disengage the airbag while the baby’s seat is in the car.
It is important to buy a cradle bag or the car seat must be stable and safe. Additionally, the safety criteria should be ensured before buying a vehicle and baby stroller.
Safe sleep habits
Putting the baby to sleep on his/her back is important. This will reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) that is caused by Tummy sleeping. Next, keep the temperature at a cool level, make sure your baby does not overheat or cold. In addition, you should remember to clean all pillows, bumper pads and fluffy toys from the crib. Furthermore, if you use pacifiers, they must be cleaned and disinfected. And finally, make sure your baby’s crib is in a clean air environment.
Protect baby from sun and heat
Babies are not able to sweat as efficiently as adults can. You can schedule about 30 minutes or less a day outside on hot days and make sure your little one is well-hydrated. Additionally, you should remember to apply sunscreen for them too.