Find out how you can keep your 0-6 month old baby safe at home and on the move.Safety first for your baby
At this stage from newborn to 6 months, your baby may not crawl and lift his head easily, but will start to wiggle and push things with his feet. Some parents may mistakenly believe that it is safe to leave babies unattended because of their limited mobility. However, this may result in serious consequences.
Even in the first few months of your baby’s life, there are potential hazards in the home. The following are some safety guidelines to help you keep your baby safe.
Travelling with a baby
Invest in a car seat for your newborn as he will need to travel in one, right from the first ride home from the hospital. Car safety for your newborn or child is very important. Holding or placing him on your lap does not ensure his safety. Even at slow speed, he can be thrown forward in a sudden stop. His neck and back muscles will not be strong enough to withstand these forces, which may result in his head being thrown forward and his brain could be damaged by bumping inside against his skull.
These are some car safety guidelines for children of all ages:
Childhood injury is no small matter. Besides causing hurt to your baby, it puts considerable physical, mental and emotional stress on you or other caregivers. Most of these injuries can be easily prevented. Thus it is important that you take simple preventive measures to keep your baby in a safe environment. Remember to pay attention to reports on baby product safety or product recall too.Explore more
Contributed by:Health Promotion Board