Safety First - at Every Age
- Buckle your baby into a car safety seat before you start the car. Keep the seat facing backward until your baby is one year old and weighs at least 20 pounds. The back seat is the safest place for babies and children.
- Stay with your baby when she is playing near or in water. Never leave your baby alone in a bath or a pool. Babies can drown in just a few inches of water.
- Never, ever shake your baby.
- Keep your baby away from things that could burn her. Don't eat, drink, smoke or carry anything hot while holding her.
- Put your baby to sleep on her back unless your doctor has told you to do otherwise. Insist that others who care for your baby do the same.
- Serve healthy foods. Avoid sweetened, salty or fatty ones.
- Lock up guns, alcohol, drugs and chemicals such as cleaning solutions. These can kill your baby.
- Put away knives, matches and other items that can hurt your baby. Put them in a place your exploring baby can't reach or open.
For More Information:
- Baby Walkers
- Car Seats
- Choking Hazards
- Crib Safety
- Fire and Burns
- High Chairs
- Second Hand Smoke
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Toy Safety
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