Baby safety tips
- Be a good role model. Your child will always be watching you, so don’t ever be tempted to break your own rules.
- To make sure that your car seat/ capsule is correctly installed, hire a professional to do the job.
- Look for the ‘Safebaby’ tag on any nursery furniture you buy
- Make that there are smoke detectors installed throughout your home – including your baby’s bedroom.
- Make sure the fencing surrounding your pool/spa complies with local council regulations, and that you have a CPR instruction card on the fence.
- Make a list of emergency phone numbers and keep it in a safe place near the phone.
- Ensure that your child’s play area is safe – keep her away from heaters and stairs, and make sure that it’s clear of any small objects that could pose a choking hazard.
- Always follow the Safe Sleep guidelines.
- Always store your poisons out of reach – you may want to consider building or installing a lockable poisons cupboard, including medicines and cleaning products.
- Make sure that you always correctly strap your child into her highchair.
- Never leave your child unattended in the car. Temperatures can quickly soar and your child may dehydrate very quickly.
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