Tips for Safety of Newborn
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Innocent & Inquisitive
This is the best way to describe the newborn baby. Babies are the most vulnerable to injury from accidents in the home. However careful parents may be, it is impossible to have a perfectly safe home.
So it is of utmost importance to NOT leave the baby unattended.
Simple safety tips that would keep your baby in the safety zone from birth are given below.
- Never prop up your baby's bottle and leave your baby unattended; your baby could choke.
- Avoid giving your baby raw carrots, unpeeled apples, nuts, hard candies, and other foods that present a choking hazard.
- Sterilise by boiling your baby's eating utensils until baby is at least 6 months old.
- Make your baby sleep on the back and not on the stomach
- Avoid soft bedding like pillows & thick quilts that might suffocate your baby.
- Keep hanging objects or toys out of your baby's steep area.
- The room in which your baby sleeps should be smoke free.
- Always test the bath water to make sure it is not too hot before bathing 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. It only takes a few seconds for a baby to drown.
- Store electrical appliances away from the water and bathing areas. Keep these appliances unplugged and out of reach when not in use.
- Inspect your baby's toys often.
- Be sure that toys are unbreakable, do not come apart, do not have small parts that could be chewed or broken off, are not sharp, and are larger than your baby's mouth.
- Be cautious with balloons to prevent choking.
- Always use a car safety seat when travelling.
- NEVER put the baby in the front passenger seat of your car
- Keep sharp objects (knives, scissors, razors) and other hazardous items (coins, glass objects, beads, pins, medications) in a secure place out of baby's reach.
- Install electrical sockets that automatically close to seal the outlet.
- Avoid throwing your baby in the air while playing
- Never leave your baby alone on a bed from which he or she can fall or roll off.
- Do not leave your baby alone with a young sibling or a pet even when your baby is sleeping.
- Make sure that your baby cannot pull lamps or other electrical objects
- Remove tablecloths that can be pulled from the table.
- Keep hot liquids like tea. soup, coffee away while holding your baby.
- Keep medications and plastic bag away from the baby's reach