4 Nov 2022 | 4 min Read
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From infections to colds and coughs, babies are prone to external dangers and therefore, require a lot of care. Not to forget, guests and strangers who throng your baby and shower them with cuddles and kisses, which may seem sweet but can lead to infections. All of these reasons make it crucial for new parents to be careful and follow basic safety rules to keep their little ones guarded against infections and unforeseen medical issues.
It is advisable that you use baby-safe products, especially those that are required to maintain hygiene safety. But while using baby-friendly vapour patches, baby wipes and handwashes is a must, here are some common things to keep in mind for your little one’s safety against other dangers.
Mosquitoes are more active in warmer places and hence using baby-safe mosquito repellent spray or mosquito patches is important. Also, remember to #LabelPadhoMoms as you don’t want to pick products with harmful chemicals that can irritate your baby’s skin.
When your baby turns about four months, he/she will grab things and wave their fists. Do not carry your baby and hot food or hot liquids at the same time as your baby can get burned. Check the temperature first and adjust the water temperature if it’s too hot to protect your baby from tap water scalds.
Car safety seats can help prevent accidents and injuries. Putting your baby in a car safety seat will make them behave better so you can pay attention to your driving along with safety. Add in a car safety seat right from your baby’s first ride home from the hospital to all other car rides that follow. Ensure that your baby rides in the back seat in a rear-facing car seat.
Babies wiggle and move and can push against things with their feet soon after birth. These movements can make your baby fall too. They can also roll over and may fall off of things unless protected.
Hence, never leave your baby alone on changing tables, beds, sofas or chairs. Put your baby in a crib or a safe place when you cannot hold him/her.
After your baby is able to crawl, ensure that you close doors on the stairways and any areas where your baby may crawl for their safety.
It’s also important for you to call the doctor in case your baby does not act normally after a fall.
Babies love putting anything into their mouths. Never leave any small objects within your baby’s reach. Avoid feeding your baby any hard pieces of food such as popcorn, apples, raw carrots and peanuts. Chop all the foods into thin pieces to feed your baby comfortably so that they don’t end up choking.
Always make your baby sleep on his/her back to prevent possible suffocation and reduce risks of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Your baby needs to sleep in his or her own crib or bassinet which is free from stuffed toys, pillows or bumpers. Never put your baby on a water bed, bean bag or anything that is soft enough to cover the baby’s face and block air to the nose and mouth.
Keep plastic wrappers and bags that form a tight seal away from your baby.
Consider these tips for baby safety. As a new parent, it can be difficult but talking to experts and experienced parents can help you through the process.
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