Here are some tips to make sure your baby is safe from harm or injury:
- Never leave your baby alone in a high place, such as a tabletop, a
couch or a bed.
- Don’t leave her in a crib with the sides down. She can hurt herself if
- Never drink, eat, prepare or carry hot things while holding your baby.
- Don’t smoke around your baby. Don’t allow others to do so.
- Never give your baby any food or anything that could make her
choke. Only give her foods that have been mashed.
- If you can, set the temperature of your hot water heater to 120
degrees or less. This will protect your baby from burns.
- Never shake or hit your baby.
- Never leave your baby alone with any pet. Even friendly pets can
harm a baby.
In the car…
- Buckle your baby in a child seat in the back seat of your vehicle. The
child seat should face the back of your car, not the front.
- Babies should never ride in the front seat of a car.
- Never hold your baby in your lap while you are driving.
- Never leave your baby alone in a car. Don’t do it even if the windows
are partly open.
In the crib…
- Crib mattresses should fit the crib snugly. There should be no gaps
between the mattress and the sides of the crib.
- Do not cover the mattress with plastic bags of any kind.
- The slats on the side of the crib should be 2 3/8 inches apart, or even
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