It’s National Home Safety Month!
Let’s talk about how to make baby’s home as safe as possible…
- If using changing tables or any elevated furniture to change or lay the baby on, always be within arm’s reach to prevent falls.
- Use cord-less window treatments and avoid string or ribbon crib decorations to avoid potential strangulation risks.
- Use cribs that meet current standards (see healthychildren.org – Crib Standards for further recommendations – several older cribs with drop sides have been recalled).
- Have babies sleep on their backs on flat mattress pads with no extras in the crib – no heavy blanket, pillows, stuffed animals, toys, etc.
- Make sure the smoke detector and CO2 detectors are working appropriately throughout the house.
- Keep window guards on windows that are at a level babies and young children can reach
- If using night-lights throughout house, make sure they are not close to curtains or other flammable materials.
- Keep outlet covers on all reachable outlets.
For further information, see healthychildren.org. Have a safe summer!