Keeping our babies safe can seem like an overwhelming task with so many contradictory opinions out there about what is best. Keep reading below for the tips we think are most important from any parent to know!
1. Safe Sleeping
Practicing safe sleeping habits is very important! If your baby sleeps in a crib, make sure you lay them on their back. Additionally, make sure your baby is alone in their crib without toys, pillows, and blankets for at least the first year. If your baby co-sleeps with you, make sure your baby is far enough from blankets and pillows that they won’t get tangled up.
2. Proper Car Seat Use and Installation
Installing your baby’s car seat according to the manual that comes with it will ensure safety. As you buckle up your baby, make sure the straps fit snugly and the cross piece sits in line with your baby’s armpits. A good way to make sure the straps are tight enough is that you should only be able to place one finger between your baby and the straps.
3. Plug Outlets and Remove Cords
Plug all of the electrical outlets in your home before your baby begins crawling will ensure you don’t forget before it’s too late. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so go ahead and plug outlets all over your home, even if you don’t expect your baby to go into a certain room. Walk the perimeter of each room in your home to make sure you don’t miss any outlets. After plugging the outlets, remove any cords your child can reach. You will be surprised at how early your child can begin grabbing at things.
Keeping these safety tips in mind, you are sure to provide a safe environment for your baby at home and in the car. With so many different recommendations of what to do and what not to do with your baby, always make sure you are doing what is best for you and your family!
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