Keeping your Babies Safe
Babies stay safer when their parents are informed and involved in their care. Ask questions and talk to your Neonatal and Pediatric healthcare team. Working together is the best way to keep your Baby safe. Follow the safety tips and talk to your doctor or nurse if you have questions or concerns about any safety issues while you are at Hospital.
Why you need know about safety
- Falls:Children can suffer serious injuries such as concussion and fractures if they fall when trying to climb out using footholds or objects left in the cot.
- Strangulation:Infants can become trapped and strangled if their clothing gets snagged on parts of a cot that stick out (protrusions), or if their head becomes trapped between gaps.
- Suffocation: Babies can become trapped and suffocate if they fall into gaps created by ill-fitting or additional mattresses, or if they are caught up in the fabric of soft toys and extra pillows and bumpers.
- Entrapment: Infants can suffer injuries to their arms and legs if they become trapped between gaps.
- SIDS( SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME)
Likely the only time you will leave your baby or young child unattended is while he or she sleeps. The important thing is to make sure children are sleeping where they will be safe. For this, parents and caregivers must be aware of safe sleep practices.
The purpose is to protect the public by helping to address and prevent dangers to human health or safety that are posed by consumer products in india.Likely the only time you will leave your baby or young child unattended is while he or she sleeps. The important thing is to make sure children are sleeping where they will be safe. For this, parents and caregivers must be aware of safe sleep practices.
The purpose is to protect the public by helping to address and prevent dangers to human health or safety that are posed by consumer products in india.
General Sleep Safety Tips
The safest place for your baby to sleep is on his or her back, in a crib, cradle or bassinet. International guidelines recommends room sharing for the first six months of your baby’s life.
Babies and young children should never be placed to sleep on standard beds, water beds, air mattresses, couches, futons or armchairs. A baby can suffocate when sleeping on these unsafe surfaces.
There are reports of injuries and/or deaths related to the improper use of many products mentioned in this guide. Follow the safety tips provided to reduce the risk of injury or death related to the use of these products.
- Put your baby on his or her back to sleep, both at nap time and at bedtime
- Your baby’s crib should be completely empty, except for the crib’s mattress and fitted sheet.
- Avoid the use of loose bedding or soft objects in your baby’s sleeping area. Products like these can be suffocation hazards and should not be placed where your baby sleeps:comforters, heavy blankets and quilts,infant or adult pillows,foam padding,stuffed toys,bumper pads,sleep positioners,
- Blankets can be dangerous if a baby’s head gets covered when he or she sleeps and may cause suffocation. Instead of a blanket, consider dressing your baby in light sleep clothing, like a one-piece sleeper. If a blanket is needed, infants are safest with a thin, lightweight, and breathable blanket. Overheating is a risk factor for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). If the room temperature is comfortable for you, it is also comfortable for your baby with same clothing as you are wearing.
- Keep your home completely smoke free. Cigarette smoke is harmful to babies and increases the risk of SIDS. No one should smoke near your baby.
- It is not safe for a baby to sleep for long periods of time in products such as strollers, car seats, swings, bouncers, slings or baby carriers, that keep him or her in a seated or semi-reclined position. Move your baby to a crib, cradle or bassinet for naps or overnight sleep, or once you have reached your destination.
- Cords on window blinds, shades and curtains are a strangulation hazard. Tie the cords out of your child’s reach or install a tension device for looped cords. Whether the blind is up or down, make sure your child cannot reach the cords.
- Place your baby’s sleeping area so that hazards like windows, patio doors, lamps, candles, electrical plugs, corded baby monitors, extension cords and small objects are out of your child’s reach.
- Not everyone will take the same care you do in making sure their home is safe for children. When visiting family and friends, scan your surroundings for potential hazards and supervise your children closely.
- Safe Places for a Baby to Sleep.