Having a newborn child in the house is such a time of joy for new parents and the primary concern for them is how to keep the infant safe. But, the fact is that usually there are so many potential dangers which can hardly be predicted. With regard to this, some extra infant safety tips are given in the below. Hopefully, these tips can remind parents to avoid the most common blunders.
1) Make sure the resting place of your baby is safe. When parents choose a new crib or a hand-me-down, evaluate it carefully to ensure that the side rails be fixed and the distance between slats must be no more than 2-3/8 inches (6 centimeters) to protect infants from falling out and toddlers from trapping their heads between the slats.
2) Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep. Avoid soft bedding or soft toys (blankets, fluffy comforters, pillows, plush toys) in baby’s crib to prevent suffocation.
3) Remove bibs and necklaces when your baby is in the crib. Do not hang toys by strings to avoid entanglement. Keep sharp objects and other hazardous items (coins, glass objects, beads, pins, medications) in a secure place out of baby’s reach.
4) Use a federally approved car safety seat instead of putting the baby on your lap when in the car. In the meanwhile, ensure that the seat has been properly installed. For the first two years of a baby’s life, car seats should face the rear of the vehicle and the safest location is the middle of the back seat.
5) Parents would probably love to watch the newborn all day and all night which it is not possible previously. After you adopt an IP camera in your child’s bedroom, you can keep a close eye on the baby through computer or mobile devices when you catch up on all sorts of work. For the trouble that does not make a sound, parents can apply the motion detection feature when the baby falls into sleep. Then, they can be informed by message or email if the baby is rolling, or even worse, bumping into the side of the crib.
Watch the baby grow quickly and healthily is every parent’s dream. Do as the tips suggested above can alleviate some of the natural worry of infancy and help parents keep the baby safe in home.
- Focus on Family: Baby safety awareness month (wgntv.com)