Showing posts with label Children. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Children. Show all posts

Monday, September 23, 2013

How to Keep Your Baby Safe at Home

September is the National Baby Safety Month when caregivers and parents are educated on how to  keep their baby safe. During this month, parents and the caregivers are taught how to tighten up the safety belts that are around the house. The following are some of the tips that you might be able to use.

The first one is the car seat safety. You should check if it is correctly installed by referring to the installation instructions as well as the manual of the vehicle’s owner. You should place it in the center of the back seat if possible and never in the front passenger side if there is an airbag. Your child should remain in the car seat till they are 4 years old and weigh 40 or more pounds. You should also lower the level of the music in the car.

We always look around the house searching for items or places where a child can be injured but what about the security of your home when you are at home or away. Investing in home security systems that watch your house while you are home or away can be an important part of keeping you and your child safe.

The next one is the health of the baby. You should always ensure that before allowing someone to touch your baby, he or she should wash hands. You should not allow anyone who is sick to touch your baby. 

Your baby’s crib is also a place for safety. It's best to place your child on his or her back in order to sleep. The mattress should be firm with no holes for the safety of your baby. You may keep the crib at the lowest level in order to prevent falls. Make sure that you keep the crib far away from the windows and it should be free of heavy blankets, pillows or stuffed toys.

Other things that you should do in order to keep your baby safe at home include the condition and sturdiness of toys, baby’s pacifier, stroller, baby’s food, and baby’s bath as well.  Keeping the toilet lid down in order to prevent access to water. 

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