Your child’s safety is your responsibility. The following series aims at providing tips to help you keep your baby out of harm from various situations & harms.
- Do not smoke and do not allow smoking around your baby.
- Even smoking“outside” is harmful for the baby because clothing, hairand skin still carries smoke particles which affects the baby.
- Install a working smoke alarm on every level of your home. Change the batteries of your smoke detectors every six months.
- Have at least one fire extinguisher on every level of your home.
- If your home uses gas heat, install a carbon monoxide detector.
Preventing Baby Burns
- Do not hold hot liquids while holding your baby.
- To prevent burns, do not microwave baby’s bottle. Many microwaves heat unevenly, creating “hot spots” in your baby’s formula that can burn your baby’s mouth. Instead, warm the formula by running warm tap water over the bottle or submerging the bottle in a bowl of warm water. Shake the bottle well. Make sure you test the temperature on your hand or wrist before feeding it to your baby.
- Keep your hot water heater’s thermostat at no higher than 120 degrees Farenheit.