Welcome Baby Safety Month! Whether you’re a new mother to the most precious 2 month old or a mom of three with a baby and two elementary schoolers, it is always important and wise to practice baby safety. Your baby means the world to you, and seeing them get hurt is one of the scariest and most heartbreaking moments for you as a parent. Here are a few safety tips to practice:
Make sure that you always have a federally approved car seat in your vehicle at all times. Not all car seats are the same, so read the instructions carefully when installing the car seat. Although you may want your little one closest to you at all times, do not put them on your lap or in the front seat because of potential airbag dangers. The safest place for your baby is actually in the middle of the back seat. Start getting into the habit of leaving your purse in the backseat, so you don’t accidentally forget your baby in the car.
Some of this may seem like common sense. However, you would be surprised how many preventable baby accidents happen because the proper precautions weren’t in place. If you have lots of sharp objects, such as knives, on the kitchen counter, then make sure that these objects are out of reach. Never put anything sharp in a low drawer that babies could easily open. If you have to keep sharp objects in accessible drawers, then lock them or use baby locks that prevent your baby from getting hurt.
Babies should be placed down on their backs when they are sleeping to avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It is also a good idea to give your baby a pacifier before they fall asleep to avoid SIDS. Avoid fluffy bedding and pillows that might suffocate your child. It is okay to share a bedroom with your baby, but do not have the baby sleep in the same bed with you.
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