How to keep baby safe: Your complete list for babyproofing
No A modern lifestyle brand redefining motherhood Colleen Temple How to keep baby safe: Your complete list for babyproofing No parent is perfect, and accidents can happen.;Close calls with hot coffee mugs or loose change are inevitably going to scare the life out of us—but there's a lot we can do to help prevent them. When our little ones start getting on the move, it's the right time to do a full check of baby safety at home to keep everyone safe.;So get down on the ground—on your little one's level—and see what looks fun and adventurous.;Make sure it's their play mat or blocks and not your phone charger or random paper clips on the ground. Room, crib, and sleep safety tips 1.;Electronics with cords (i.e. monitor, sound machine, etc.) •Never place the monitor or sleep machine on the edge or inside the bed.
•Always make sure cords are at least three feet away from the crib.
•Similarly, make sure all cords from blinds and shades are tied up and out of reach. 2.;Bedding •Pillows, blankets, quilts, wedges, bumpers should not be in your infant's crib;according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
•Most experts agree that a blanket and pillow poses;little risk to healthy children over 12 months.
•Your child's mattress should be firm.
3.;Toys and stuffed animals Keep these items out of baby's crib.;You may introduce safe stuffed animals in the crib after six months;. 4.;Sleep positions •Always place your baby down on his or her back for their sleep sessions to reduce the risk of SIDS.
•Once they are able to roll over they can switch sleep positions on their own, and you;can leave them how they position themselves. 5.;Crib specifics •Make sure your crib is current, up-to-date, and meets all safety standards .
•To prevent your baby's head from getting caught,;be sure the slats are no more than 2-3/8 inches apart.
•Keep the mattress low if your baby is mobile.Never use lead-based paint on furniture. 6.;Room temperature •Keep your home/baby's room around;68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit.;(The temperature will be a little warmer in the summer; 75-78 degrees.)When chillier weather arrives, if you are worried about warmth try out a sleep sack instead of a blanket. #childsafety