It Safe ~ Younger Babies
baby needs you to keep him safe and sound. Some babies start to move
around at this age and that changes things considerably. Begin to look
at the world from your baby's point of view and keep ahead of his rapidly
changing abilities and make your home a safe place.
As your baby wiggles more, begins to turn over, or extends his grasp,
check out your changing area. Is everything out of reach? Do you have
everything you need close at hand?
never, never - leave your baby unattended on a bed or other high surface.
He will begin to roll over one day soon and to squirm around to the
edge before long.
Always protect your baby from the sun. Keep him shaded. In the hot weather
make sure he has enough water.
any bedding or toys that may get in your baby's way from his crib while
he is sleeping.
you bring more toys or equipment into your baby's life, check all manufacturer's
guidelines carefully. Check any items given to you for safety - make
sure there are no rough edges or missing parts making them unsafe.
be spending more time on the floor as your baby rolls over and begins
to push up. Prepare a safe area and have a few blankets or quilts ready
to have a baby safe play area when you need it.
baby's bath can be fun, and you can keep it safe by always having your
hands on him in case he slips or slides.
will be spending more time with other families with children,too. Check
with you peditrician for guidelines about cleanliness and information
about illness. Be cautious when you need to be, and don't worry when
you don't have to.