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Your baby will spend a lot of time in the crib, napping during the day and sleeping at night. It’s very important to make sure it’s always a safe environment. Always place your baby to sleep on his or her back to help prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Here are other important ways to keep your baby safe:
Check any crib for safety before placing your baby in it — whether it’s a new crib or a hand-me-down; at home, in a childcare setting, or at a relative’s home.
Make sure that:
Inside the crib, make sure that:
Also check that:
If you’re expecting a baby or you already have a child, it’s a good idea to:
Use these checklists to make a safety check of your home, including your nursery, child’s room, adult’s bedroom. You should answer “yes” to all of these questions.
Young kids love to explore their homes, but are unaware of the potential dangers. Learn how to protect them with our handy household safety checklists.
Kids can strangle or become entrapped in the most unexpected ways – even cords, strings on clothing, and infant furniture and accessories can be dangerous. Read how to prevent these dangers around your home.
Playpens are popular because parents can put their baby in one knowing that their little one can’t wander off. But they’re no substitute for adult supervision.
When you choose a crib, check it carefully to make sure that your baby’s sleep space is safe. Here’s how.
Newborn babies donât yet have a sense of day and night. They wake often to eat â no matter what time it is.
You might think of babies and toddlers when you hear the words “babyproofing” or “childproofing,” but unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in kids 14 and under.
Bed-sharing increases the risk of sleep-related deaths, including SIDS. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends room-sharing without bed-sharing for the safest sleep environment.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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