Safety Guidelines for Babies
Safety Tips for Newborn Parents
Babies wiggle and move and push against things with their feet soon after they are born. Even these very first movements can result in a fall. As your baby grows and is able to roll over, he or she may fall off of things unless protected.
Do not leave your baby alone on changing tables, beds, sofas, or chairs. Put your baby in a safe place such as a crib or playpen when you cannot hold him. If you have older children, carefully monitor them around the baby, particularly toddlers who do not understand they can unintentionally hurt their new sibling. Watch our blog for articles featuring stories on child safety. Together we can work to prevent accidents that can cause needless harm to your child. Click here for more information on child safety from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Preparing for Your Newborn’s First Trip Away from Home
Your baby’s well-being and safety are extremely important to you. Particularly when she is under your care — at your home, in her own home, in the car, or elsewhere — make sure that you’ve taken every step possible to ensure that she’s safe and secure.
Click here for more information about heading out away from home with your baby from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
2012 Guidelines for Car Seats
Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different car seats on the market, it’s no wonder many parents find this overwhelming.
The type of seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child’s size and the type of vehicle you have. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has worked tirelessly to promote car seat safety and provide guidelines parents need so you can choose the most appropriate car seat for your child. Click here for official car seat guidelines updated annually, and for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics.