Although everyone around your baby in the house is bound to be super careful. But a minor negligence could create a room for major damage. So, you need to keep a tab on the following safety issues.
Safety Issues Checklist
- Sleeping Curve
By the time your baby turns five months old, they start rolling over on their tummies. Make sure you don’t let your newborn baby does not sleep on his tummy amid a pile of even soft pillows. This can cause breathlessness.
- Bathing Woes
While bathing babies, mothers should be very careful. Except for your milk and baby’s fingers, nothing else should enter into your baby’s mouth. Tap water contains germs and swallowing that water might trigger infections. Never ever leave your baby unattended in the bath not even for a minute.
- Crib Care
Make sure you choose a crib which has less than 6 cm gap between the slats. The latches should be firmly in place. It should not be fancy. The mattress should not have any gap between the edges and the walls of the crib.
- Toy Trouble
There should no toys with sharp edges, small moving parts, long strings or detachable batteries can cause strangulation or choking hazard. Don’t let your child play with detachable toys and make sure the toys have fixed parts.
- Suffocating Suckle
While you are nursing, take care you don’t fall asleep while feeding. This is natural for sleep-deprived moms but this could block the baby’s nasal pathways. Few moms who are under medication and feel drowsy should have someone in the room.
- Sling Spots
For those who carry their baby in a sling, ensure that his airway remains open and he can breathe freely. His chin should be off her chest and the head is turned to one side and not buried against your shoulder. Keep him upright on your body so that you can be aware of his breathing rhythm.