Home safety is about keeping an eye on things and making sure you’re in a safe place…

Home safety is about keeping an eye on things and making sure you're in a safe place…

Preparing for a baby’s arrival and acquiring baby items, especially for first-time parents, may be both joyful and hard. With so many options, there’s one overarching factor that should never be overlooked, whether you’re purchasing, borrowing, or accepting hand-me-downs: your baby’s safety.

Disposable diapers, washable napkins, feeding bottles, cleaning equipment (bottle-cleaning brush, cleanser, and laundry detergent), baby-grooming items (baby bath, powder), baby wipes, diaper-changing pad, and baby clothing are all necessities from the start. Creating a safe atmosphere for your new baby is an important part of caring for him or her. Both at home and while out and about, babies must be kept secure. If you have any worries about your infant, always seek medical advice.

Injuries to baby is preventable

Injury is the leading cause of mortality in children over the age of one, and it is also the leading cause of medical attention for children.

The majority of injuries to babies are not the result of chance or bad luck, and they are not an act of fate. The vast majority of injuries are predicted and, in most cases, avoidable.

Instead of ‘accident,’ the term ‘injury’ is now used (accident implies that the event could not have been prevented). You can prevent such injuries as a parent or caregiver and keep your child safe by using Finger pinch guard.

Baby safety in the home

Because newborns have very little immunity to illness, it is critical that you establish a clean, sanitary environment for them. One of the most crucial things you can do is ensure that everyone who comes into contact with your infant, including yourself, washes their hands first.

Infected people, such as those with colds, flu, or cold sores (herpes simplex), should avoid contact with your kid. A newborn infant is especially vulnerable to cold sores. There are vaccines available to protect your newborn from some infectious infections. You can get advice from your maternity and child health nurse.

Adults may be taken off guard by a baby’s rapid development of new skills, resulting in injury. You can prepare ahead for safety if you understand a child’s growth. At each stage of growth, different hazards emerge, and change happens quickly in the early months and years.

In the bedroom

Remove any cables that could get wrapped around your child’s neck. Make electric cables, drape cords, and curtain cords less than 6 inches long and out of reach of your youngster. Mobiles and crib toys should also be kept out of reach of your child. Remove the strings from pacifiers and crib toys.

The crib is the most significant piece of furniture in the bedroom. Choose a crib with a maximum spacing of 2 3/8-inch between bars. Your infant might slide through and strangle between the bars if the gap between the bars is too big. Visit here to check the width of the gap between the bars with a ruler. If the bars are too far apart, weave a fabric between them.

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About the Author: Peter Beaumont

Peter Beaumont is a senior reporter on Daily Mid Time Global Development desk. He has reported extensively from conflict zones including Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East and is the author of The Secret Life of War: Journeys Through Modern Conflict. Email: peter@dailymidtime.com