Child Safety Tips
Many children die every year because of injuries. These injuries could be prevented. All Parents do not keep a check on a child from time to time and are not aware of what the children can do. Children learn very quickly and before you even know it, your child will be wiggling off a bed or will try to reach for your hot cup of tea or coffee. Following are some of the child safety tips to keep your children safe from any kind of injuries:
Avoid holding your baby when you are carrying or cooking hot foods or liquids. Most of scald burns in children between ages 6 months and 2 years are from hot foods and liquids spilled in kitchen or wherever food is prepared and served.
Try not to use microwave for heating bottles as sometimes drinks heated in microwave are much hotter than normal. So it is better to test the milk before feeding your child.
When you start giving food to baby, make sure that the food is in tiny pieces and properly mashed to make it easier for the child to swallow the food.
Car crashes are a great threat to child’s health and life. This can be prevented by the use of car safety seats. The child stays safer in a car safety seat and this will help to safely drive. Also make sure that baby’s seat is installed properly. Use this seat every time whenever your child is with you.
Your baby moves and he/she can fall anytime. Do not leave babies alone on tables, beds, sofas or chairs. Place your baby in a safe place like a crib when you cannot hold the baby in arms.
Your baby starts crawling as early as at the age of 6 months. Use gates on stairways and keep doors closed. Avoid using baby walker as baby can fall from it. Baby walkers let children reach places where heavy objects are placed and where hot foods are kept and your baby might get injured.
Baby’s skin is thinner and sensitive than an adult so it can burn from hot liquids. Always test the bathwater with your wrist or elbow before bathing your baby. Never leave your baby alone in bath tub as they can drown in as little as 1 inch of water.
Keep your baby near yourself for at least six months. Place your baby’s crib near you as it will also help you easily feed your baby. Before going back to sleep, check baby’s crib and safely put baby in it.
Never leave small objects in your baby’s reach. Never give your baby large food pieces like chunks of carrots, apples, grapes, peanuts and popcorn etc. Cut food into small pieces and smash it to prevent choking.
Your baby should always sleep on his or her back. Never put baby in a place where there is anything soft enough to cover baby’s face and block air to the nose and mouth.
Also read: Bottle-Feeding Newborn Baby Tips