Child is the dearest creature for people all around the world, but their safety is always on the top of the list of issues every parent matters. With other words, you can’t always be next to them to protect them from the dangers in this world.
Every object dropped on the floor can be potential threat from choking… Our parents were kids, but they have grown up and now we are having kids.
Kids that cause mess at each step. Everyone who has kids know very well that they are falling, geting scraped, bruished and bumped up – that’s an unavoidable everyday routine for every child, even when their parents are above them.
Every parent pray for not having serious stitches, breaks or fractures on their children.
For that reason we can take certain steps to help avoid serious injuries as much as possible.
Here we give you some useful safety tips to lower the discomfort and most common worries:
1. Safe sleep
Is there something more calming for parents than a sleeping baby? Follow this steps to give the baby a safely and soundly sleep.
– Sleeping on the back, not on the tummy reduces the risk of Sudden Death Infant Syndrome, and giving a pacifier to sleep with it also lower the chance of SIDS.
– Avoid pottential suffocation with not using soft bedding like blancets, pillow or bumpers. Decide on a hard mattress with tightly fitted sheets.
– Stop swaddling the baby, not every of them find it comfortable. Instead of that, adjust the temperature in the house at a moderate level.
– The space between the crib’s slats is exactly the same size with soda can, so you can fit them perfectly between the slats so that your baby will never be stuck between bars.
2. Prevention from asphyxiation
So many things can be put in the baby mouth and contribute choking, suffocation or death, regardless parents are beside them.
– When you buy toys, make sure they have no small removable parts or sharp toys.
– Throw out toys with mold on them.
– Act like a baby – try crowling on the floor, while clearing up the potential interesting things for a curious baby.
– Keep strigns away from the baby, including the buttons on clothes or lamp cords.
– Keep solid foods, like nuts away from baby reach.
– Don’t give the baby a bottle to sleep with it, it may cause then to choke.
– Learn how to perform CRP if necessary.
3. Water safety
The favorite time of the day for every kid is bath time, which comes with its many risks.
– Set the temperature of the water on 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so that your baby or child will never be chilled and burned.
– Never leave the baby alone in the bathtub to prevent him from drowning.
– Drain the bathtub after bath.
– Keep toilet lids closed.
– Don’t allow the baby or child be near open water.
4. Smoking and fire safety
This happen very rarely,
but if it does, you must be prepared.
– Keep matches out of reach of children.
– Never smoke near your baby, even the smell of smoke on your clothes, skin and hair can harm your baby.
– Change the batteries on your smoke detector (if you have one) frequently.
– Always leave the baby safe in a high chair away from heat.
– If you have older kids, cook on the back burners to avoid the touch of them.
5. Poison preventive
Every house have hundreds of chemical in the kitchen and bathroom, even in some of the foods we eat. This convinience may have many consequences.
– If you notice that your child has swallowed a chemical substance. immediately call the family doctor and follow their instructions.
– Install childproof locks on the cabinens that have chemical products or simply store them out of their reach.
– Keep away electronics and gadgets away from your child.
– To avoid any accidental medication intake don’t let your child to eat vitamins like “candy”.
6. Prevention from fall and injury
The kids are naughty. Their temperament is immeasurable, so they fall and hurt themselves every day. Your duty is to make their surroundings as safe as possible.
– Place the baby carrier or high chair on the floor.
– Never leave the baby alone on the bed.
– Secure your staircases with safety gates.
– Clutch the bookshelves and drawers to the wall to avoid falling over them.
7. “W” sitting position
In many researches is proven that the “W” sitting position may cause several health issues, like delayed motor skills, stability and orthopedic problems.
– Try keep this sitting position to become a habit for your child while they’re still young, so you can correct it yourself.
8. Cycling safety
Bicycles, roller blades and scooters are special for children. But here it come some tips for keeping safe with them.
– Use a helmet, elbow pads, knee pads, and wrist guards while riding something with wheels.
– Use reflective and bright clothes so others can see you.
– Fix the bike’s reflectors, brakes, gears before the ride.
– Teach your child to use hand signals when turning left or right.
– Use safety tools while biking if you want your child to do so.
9. Car safety
– Every child should have a car seat in the car.
– Baby younger than two years is placed in the car seat against the car movement.
– When your child grows up, it should use an adult car seat and seatbelt.
– Leave your purse, food or cell phone in the backseat on the floor away from your child.
– Keep your car doors and trunk locked.
– Keep the keys away from them.
We hope you remember and use the most of this tips in order to prevent your child at one point or another as pain-free as possible.