Infant Home Safety

Your home can be a dangerous place for your baby if the proper precautions are not taken. Thousands of babies are injured and killed every year in household accidents. It is important to take the appropriate steps to keep your baby safe at home. Below you will find important baby safety tips that will greatly increase their safety. Along with the baby safety tips there is also advice on infant safety products that can be purchased to help improve infant home safety.

Infant Home Safety - Prior to crawling stage

There are less worries for babies who have not reached the crawling stage. Once your baby becomes mobile infant home safety concerns increase tremendously. From day one with your baby you should make sure your fire alarm system is adequate and is working. If you have a system in place already, make sure to test each alarm. There are too many cases of fires that claim lives in houses that had fire alarms with dead batteries. You should test the alarms at least monthly. If you do not have alarms you should get them immediately. Always make sure alarms are placed in the proper locations through out the home, including the baby's nursery. You should also have fire extinguishers located in the kitchen and near any fireplace. Carbon monoxide detectors should also be located in appropriate places within the house.

Besides fires the main safety concerns for your non crawling infant are bathing and falls. It sounds ridiculous to have to say this but never leave your baby alone in a bath. Unfortunately several babies die every year from drowning in their bath. Falls are also a concern for your non crawling baby. Falls can occur in many places including off of couches and chairs and from a parents arms. Falls from the changing table seem to be the most common. Never step away from a baby on the changing table or take your eye off of them, a split second lack of concentration can have horrible results. If your feeling tired when your baby needs a change then change them on the floor.

Infant Home Safety - Crawling and Walking Stage

When your baby starts crawling there are extra precautions you should take. Some of these precautions involve buying infant safety products. The level of child proofing you decide upon will depend on many factors, utmost of course is safety but cost, livability, and the amount of supervision the child has during the day are other factors.

It is impossible to watch your baby every second of the day. To increase infant home safety parents should take extra precautions (besides those mentioned above). Just which infant home safety measures to take will depend on several factors including the amount of supervision and time a parent can give, cost, and the layout of your home. Below are some baby safety tips to consider:

Infant Home Safety - Bathroom Safety for Baby

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Infant Home Safety - Window Safety for Baby

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Infant Home Safety - Nursery Safety for Baby

Infant Home Safety - Kitchen Safety for Baby

Infant Home Safety - Stairway Safety for Baby

Infant Home Safety - Electrical Safety for Baby

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Infant Home Safety - Furniture Safety for Baby

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