Conducting safety checks on baby equipment should be mandatory, regardless of whether the item concerned was purchased from a reputable manufacturer or elsewhere.
Spending time closely scrutinizing everything that is used to either carry or hold your child is a definite advantage.
The moment a young child begins exploring the ability to interact with his or her surroundings, measures for maintaining baby safety around the home must also be enhanced or increased.
A baby’s development is faster than anyone actually perceives and your child may show signs of being more agile sooner than you are able to notice.
You can begin by visiting each area inside the home by slowly crawling around and observing everything from a small child’s point of view. There should be nothing within sight that is small enough for a baby to pick up and place inside his or her mouth and nose.
Sharp edges on various appliances and furniture should be padded to avoid any accidents. All cables, wires, and similar materials should be kept on high shelves.
Household cleaning items, chemicals, and all sorts of medication must also be out of reach, preferably behind lock and key in a cabinet or under the kitchen sink.
Caution in the purchase of baby equipment should also be observed in picking out clothes, whether they’re cool baby boy clothes or cute baby girl dresses. Instead of looking at just the design, size, and material which a specific clothing item possesses, check for any loose buttons or attachments that can potentially choke a small child. In the same manner, every piece of equipment must be structurally sound.
For example, a baby stroller or high chair should have a safety harness that can be securely but comfortably locked around a child. Cribs should have high enough railings and their mattresses and mattress covers fitted snugly within. Surfaces of carriers should not have rough or uneven patches to prevent babies from getting hurt.
Once you have your child safety checklist complete it is most likely not too soon to start thinking about potty training stuff and picking out a good potty seat or chair for the little tyke.
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