What are the most important baby safety tips?
Exploring newborn baby safety tips
Most unwanted incidents to babies don’t occur by bad luck or by chance. Instead, a majority of them are largely preventable. The key thing is parents need to follow every possible baby safety tips to offer a safe environment to their babies. Here’re some must-know safety tips to help parents become more conscious about their baby’s safety.
- During sleeping, the baby should always be placed on his/her back, even for naps. It lowers the risk of SIDS to a great extent.
- One of the key newborn baby safety tips is ensuring the baby’s head and face stay uncovered during sleep. Blankets and other coverings must be placed away from his/her mouth and nose. This can be easily attained by dressing the baby in his/her sleep clothing. If a blanket or any other covering is used anyway, it must not be higher than the chest of the baby.
- Another crucial one among baby safety tips is safe feeding. Babies should never be given nuts, fruits or other things that may trigger a choking hazard.
- Keeping animals away from a baby is something that features in every list of important baby safety tips. That’s because the dramatic changes in the household that occur due to the arrival of a baby may upset the pets.
Apart from these, there’re certain other baby home safety tips that parents should follow. The key ones include keeping cups of hot beverages away from babies, storing cleaning products and medicines out of their reach in lockable cupboards, and using door barriers across bathroom and kitchen doors to prevent falls, among others.
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Better Health Channel. “Babies and Safety.” https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/babies-and-safety