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.
Baby Choking or Strangulation Prevention
- NEVER put strings or cords around your baby’s neck (such as to hold a pacifier) or near baby’s crib.
- Be cautious of strings or buttons on clothing; make sure they are not in danger of choking your baby.
- Secure cords on blinds and drapes out of reach to prevent accidental strangulation.
- Put away small objects — even display items — that can cause injury or choking if swallowed.
Baby Feeding Safety
- Never prop up your baby’s bottle and leave your baby unattended; your baby could choke. Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle.
- Avoid giving your child raw carrots, unpeeled apples, nuts, hard candies, and other foods that present a choking hazard.
- In a highchair, always use restraining straps that run around your child’s waist and between his legs to keep him from sliding out.