Common Baby Safety Tips to Date Are
- Purchase and correctly install an infant car safety seat. There are thousands of reviews online for different models of car safety seats and the different bells and whistles they come with. Find one that is easy for you to install, makes sense for your budget but also is durable and secure.
- Find ways to occupy your child while cooking. Whether it’s a partner, bouncy seats, or playpens, this allows you to cook for your family safely and avoids possible burns for your baby while cooking with hot plates, oil, or pulling things in and out of the oven.
- Never leave a baby unattended on beds, sofas, chairs, changing tables, or any place where they might roll off or fall.
- Install baby gates at the tops and bottom of your stairways. For toddlers, make sure you are going over “stair-case protocols” by going down the stairs on their bottoms to reduce the risks of falling down the stairs.
- Before your baby begins crawling, make sure your home is childproof. Including making sure of the following:
– Outlets have covers so they can’t stick their fingers inside.
– Sharp corners are covered or “bumpered.”
– If you have stairs, make sure there are gates at the top and bottom.
– Turning back your water’s thermostat to no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent scalding burns.
– Know or have quick access to emergency numbers such as 911, and poison control.
– Keep small objects out of reach of children to reduce choking hazards such as decorative rocks on lower coffee tables.
– Stay up to date with research regarding baby safety.
Stay up to date with Baby Safety and other safety concerns and tips via our social media channels at @KCHH. We have lots of fun facts, tips, and tricks to make sure that your child is taken care of. If you’re looking for some more informational checklists and guidelines, check our education page on our website: www.kidscarehomehealth.com/education where we have lots of lists for your baby’s development and things to look for as your child progresses.
Have a safe and healthy #BabySafetyMonth!