~ 6 to 12 months
baby is on the move and needs you to watch her at all times.
is the time to child-proof your home totally! Look at the world from
your baby's point of view. Remove anything within her reach that could
become a problem. Remember that many things will end up in her mouth.
Be especially vigilant of tiny items on the floor. As she pulls herself
up, remove anything not strong enough to support her. Check with your
pediatrician's office for a full baby-proof guide.
baby will be learning to stand during this time. Be sure to lower
her crib mattress as far as it goes!
the doorbell rings, or you must do something that takes you away from
your baby, you will need a safe spot to put her down. A playpen or
gates to keep her in a safe room will help. In a pinch, you can always
use her crib.
always, always use a car seat, protection from the sun, and seat belts
in strollers and high chairs. No matter how much she protests, safety
can never be compromised.
Use blanket sleepers rather than pillows and covers.
put many things in their mouths including their toys. Wash their toys
regularly without becoming too worried about dirt and germs. Again,
your pediatrician can guide you.
Update your emergency information regularly so that anyone who cares
for your child has it available.