As your baby’s body and brain develop, he or she will be more active – and you need to keep up to stay safe. Here are five important things to keep in mind, according to the non-profit organization, Safe Kids Worldwide:
Keep toys, blankets, sheets, pillows or any other object out of baby’s crib.
Use a rear-facing car seat whenever you drive anywhere. Never place baby in a car seat with a coat on. Take the coat off, buckle baby into the car seat, then place the coat over baby’s tummy and legs.
Make sure you have a working carbon monoxide and smoke detector on each floor of your home.
Put carbon monoxide and smoke detectors near where people sleep.
Steer baby clear of windows and blinds, and hide any strings or cords out of reach.
Keep your baby away from anything hot to avoid burns. Set your hot water heater to 120°. Keep hot coffee, tea and soup away from baby.