The safety of children is a priority for all parents, especially for newbies who have just had a baby. It is important to know that as the baby grows, the risks are changing, so it is good to know what constitutes a risk for him and especially how to prevent accidents through the most appropriate safety measures.
The newborn needs some particular attention and safety measures that are fundamental to its growth and development. In this sense, already in the hospital, you will receive the first advice on the part of the professionals who attend you.
Do not hesitate to ask all the doubts you have about feeding, baby sleep or changing diapers, among other doubts you have. However, it is practice and day to day what will allow you to gain confidence and experience.
It is important to remember that most of the time the child will be in your arms. The correct position to do this is to keep his head held always since the little one still does not have the strength to maintain it of his own free will.Most of your energy, the baby will invest in eating, moving and trying to capture the world around him. For this same reason, when you have it in your arms, avoid having other objects in your hand, especially hot drinks or tools that cut, as from 3 months and begin to move hands from one side to another.
In addition, safety is also necessary for everyday activities. This way, you must take special care when dressing and undressing and know how to do it without putting your little one in uncomfortable positions. Likewise, when you bathe, you have to keep in mind a series of indications, such as never leaving alone or using a bathtub specifically designed for young children. You can complete your hygiene with an absorbent pear, for your nose and ears. Remember that the use of cotton swabs is discouraged.
During the first few months of the child’s life, it is especially relevant to have these other precautions:
- Avoid all types of toxins in the home.
- Prevent the baby from being left unattended by an adult.
- Never leave the baby on a surface where it can tip over and fall.
- Avoid leaving small or sharp objects within reach.
- For later on when the child begins to crawl, uses plugs of plugs. In addition, consider the possibility of buying fences or obstacles to prevent it from moving to other areas of the home such as the kitchen, stairs if there are, etc.
How can sudden death syndrome be prevented?
Sudden infant death syndrome usually occurs in children less than one year of age and is particularly frequent between 2 and 4 months. It is a disorder that occurs suddenly and inexplicably and therefore is very difficult to prevent. However, some basic measures can be taken to prevent it:
- Let the baby always sleep on his back, on a firm mattress and a safe crib. Avoid pillows and quilted clothing.
- Remove from the area where the little one sleeps the stuffed animals or any other soft object with which he can asphyxiate.
- Make sure the baby’s face is uncovered during sleep.
- Remove sources of intense heat from the place where the child sleeps.
- Do not smoke or allow to smoke in the room where you sleep.