First few months are very critical for your child from
- Be sure the space between crib slats is less than 6cms.
- Make sure the crib is assembled correctly.
- The mattress should be firm and fit well in the crib.
2. High chair
- Should have a wide, stable base
- The chair should have both safety straps, one that goes around your baby’s waist and also between her legs. Preferably it should be a locking system.
- A high chair with a post to go between your baby’s leg is a safer option
- The base should have anti-skid pads
- Choose a seat with a base that is wider than the seat itself
- Once the baby starts turning around, stop using the bouncer, he can tip over on the side
- If the bouncer has an attached toy bar make sure it will not give way if
pulled by the child
- Always strap your baby on the bouncer
- Buy an
- When folding or unfolding a stroller keep your child’s fingers clear.
- Choose a stroller with a 5 point harness.
- Always fasten your baby into her stroller, even if you are going close by.
- Never leave your baby unattended in the stroller, even if she is sleeping
- Do not hang anything over the stroller handle, it may tip over
- If you stop with the stroller, apply brakes and keep one hand on the stroller.
- Preferably choose a stroller with brakes on two wheels.
- If the stroller has a basket for carrying things, make sure the basket is low on the back of the stroller and directly over or in front of the
rear wheelsfor proper balance.
- Mobile or suspended toys from crib should be fastened securely and
tightly so that the baby cannot pull them down or entangle herself in them.
- Children’s stuff toys should be thoroughly checked for loose fur, button eyes or nose. It could be a choking hazard if they are loose
- No toys with detachable parts.
6. Other key pointers:
- Never hold your baby while drinking a hot liquid or cooking by a gas stove.
- Always place the hotplate away from the reach of a child in
- Do not place a string or necklace around the baby’s neck.
- Before placing your baby in the bath, always test the water temperature with the inside of your wrist.
- Do not leave the child unattended in water even for a moment.
- Do not use baby or talcum powders on the baby. If inhaled, powders can cause severe lung damage and breathing problems in babies.
- Always keep the changing supplies close to you before you start changing the diaper. Never leave the child unattended over the diaper changing table.
- Never heat your baby’s milk (or, later on, food) in a microwave oven.
- Keep sharp objects like scissors, knife, pins etc away from