Keeping your baby safe is your number one priority both at home and especially out in public. Here are five easy to remember tips in helping you strive toward your baby’s safety at all times.
Never leave your baby unattended. A baby can drown in as little as two inches of water. It may not sound like much to you but imagine if you were a baby who didn’t have the strength to lift yourself up out of the water if you were to fall into it. Pets are one thing you want to keep an eye on while they are in your house or around your baby. Sometimes pets don’t mean to hurt the child but it happens a lot. Never leave your child unattended with any pet that you have roaming around the house.
Always strap your child in when available. When changing your child’s diaper, always strap them onto the changing table if a strap is provided. This will make sure that the child does not roll off the changing table into the floor. That is a mighty big fall for such a small baby. It could seriously injure them. High chairs and swings are the same. You don’t want them coming out of these because you do risk the possibility of them being injured.
Don’t let strangers approach your baby and get down in their face. This applies more to when you have them out in public. You don’t want strangers coming up and touching your baby or your baby’s things. Since the H1N1 virus is going around, you don’t want someone giving your baby this virus because it can be fatal if not diagnosed in time. You don”t have to be mean about it to people. You can just simply tell them politely that you would like it if they were to not touch your baby’s things or your baby.
Keep guns locked in a safe place out of sight. When your baby begins crawling they are going to be getting into anything they can. You don’t want the gun cabinet to be one of those things. Children are curious, especially when they can get around on their own. They don’t know what guns are or how they can hurt you. That’s why it is your responsibility to keep them out of sight and out of reach.
Keep cleaning supplies out of reach and locked up. Another dangerous thing that children can get into that’s not always on your mind. If ingested, cleaners can be very harmful or even fatal. You don’t want to use cleaners in the same room as a baby, either. The fumes could harm your baby when they breathe them in.
There are so many more safety tips to keep in mind when it comes to the safety of your baby. This is just a short reminder with a few tips on safety for your baby to help you get a jump start.