Keeping your newborn/infant safe is perhaps one of the most importance aspect of caring. Safety issues in newborns are probably not a big hassle like they are in infants. As babies begin to rollover, crawl and take their first steps, safety becomes the biggest priority of your daily schedule.
You may have heard this a thousand times but never leave your baby unattended not even for a minute. You will be surprise what a baby can do or what will happen to an unattended baby in a minute. As babies begin to sit and crawl, everything they pick on the floor goes into their mouth so be sure to put away small toys and small things that can easily choke them. Below are additional safety measures for you to look out for as a first time mother.
- Always buckle your baby in an infant car seat facing rear until they are over a year or safe to face forward
- Prevent poisoning by locking all cabinets with cleaning or household supplies that the baby can reach
- Do not leave baby unattended in the tub, on the changing table, in an open bed or in any unsafe place
- Wear your baby appropriate clothing for the weather. Do not stuffed them with too many cloths in the winter because they easily get hot and not too loose because they easily get cold just decide what works for your baby
- If you have a pool be sure not to allow your baby to crawl near in order to prevent drowning
- Buy appropriate age toys for your baby
- Prevent your baby from climbing the stairs alone in the your home
- Be sure your baby’s crib doesn’t have too big holes that their head can fit in
- Always be aware of recall items to prevent your child from using them
- Do not leave your baby in the car or at home alone
- Do not put stuff animals in your baby’s crib especially newborns because they can suffocate on them
- Do not smoke or allow people to smoke around your baby, he/she is too precious to inhale all those chemicals
- Above all be a loving mother and keep your baby safe at all times