home, apparent refuge, full of warmth and security, also can
environment where accidents of all types may happen. Because of this,
we explore here a little of the world of babies and
some essential tips necessary to keep them safe and away from
potential harmful happenings
Safety Tips for Babies from Newborn to Six monthsFrom the birth to three months, the baby cannot originate by his or her own account any situation of risk, but the people and objects surround your baby can. It is of them that we must be careful about.
For example, the cradle must be in a safe place and be reliable as far as its structure. Also it is essential not to cover the baby with heavy blankets, especially near the chin. When laying your baby down in its crib, always place the child on its back so that the face and mouth are positioned upwards, or on one side. Also it is important to control the water temperature when bathing your baby, to avoid scalding.
Babies in the correct sleeping position
When transferring your child to a car, she or he must be correctly positioned and held to his baby car seat or cradle in the back of the vehicle, and cradles must be also firmly secured by means of a safety belt.
By the age of 3 months, the baby begins to turn and put objects in his mouth, as a way of getting to know the surrounding world and learning about himself. For that reason, you should never leave small objects within reach, that he could swallow, and do not give toys that contain small removeable parts that he could also place in his the mouth.
Another vital safety measure is to never leave your baby alone in places where he can fall, or on sloped floors or ground, or high places including stairs and balconies.
Basically, a keeping a young baby safe is almost a full time job. Perhaps these ways of avoiding accidents, although they may seem obvious and well-known, will help to bring to mind questions him that you may have not considered and, in that way, may alleviate a little the tremendous task of ensuring the safety of your baby.
At the age of 6 months to a year old, significant precautions should be excercised, because your baby begins crawling throughout the house, and is normal that he will want to investigate everything on his way, needing to experience new things like different textures, temperatures and objects.
As a result, beyond the constant attention that is essential to maintain, you should be certain not to leave receptacles containing hot food or liquids on the edges of the table or kitchen tops. Also take care to avoid using table cloths or covers which, if pulled off, could result in objects falling upon your baby.
Baby starts to crawl around 6 or 7 months old
Also, it is essential to make sure that you baby does not put his fingers in plug sockets. To avoid this occurrence, you can get socket protectors at many home appliance stores. Another point to consider is trying to prevent your baby from playing with electrical wires and cables that run from the numerous devices that we have in our homes these days. The most common electrical injuries in babies occur when they unsuspectingly place electric wires in their mouth.
Babies are naturally curious creatures
Finally, protect large windows and balconies in your home with netting or special defenses like grills, and never leaves chairs or furniture near the windows, upon which your child could climb to the window's edge.
Remember that taking these precautionary measures will considerably reduce the possibility of accidents at home, and will help you reduce your stress levels too by allowing you to lessen your worrying, safe in the knowledge that you have followed as many steps as necessary to keep your baby safe.
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