Your child's safety is your responsibility. The following tips should help you keep your baby out of harm's way from birth through their toddler years.
- Use safety gates at the tops and bottoms of stairs.
- Always use safety straps on high chairs, changing tables and strollers.
- Wipe up spills when they happen
- Know the things in your home that are poisons and keep them out of reach of the children.
PREVENT CHOKING AND SUFFOCATION
- Children can choke on small things like buttons, coins, jewelry and toys, even nylon bags
- Keep them away.
- Read the labels of all toys before you let your child play with them.
- Make sure your child is old enough to use that toy.
BABY CAR SAFETY
- Never carry a baby when seated at the front seat.
- Use a baby car seat at the back and secure it with the back seat belt.
- Always ensure the car doors are locked
- Use the child safety lock.
- Never carry your infant in your lap while you ride in a car.
- Never leave the car keys in the ignition when the toddler is in the car. They may want to drive too!!
BABY BATHING SAFETY
- Always test the bath water to make sure it is not too hot before setting your baby in the water
- Dipping your elbow in the water is a good way to test.
- Never leave your baby unattended in the bathtub or bath ring
- It only takes a few seconds for a baby to drown.
- Store small appliances, such as hair dryers away from the water and bathing areas. Keep these appliances unplugged and out of reach when not in use.