Did you know babies are born with 300 bones? That’s 94 more than adults; the bones fuse during the baby’s development period.
A baby is continually growing, learning, and changing during the first years of his or her life. Keep reading, and we will walk you through the importance of baby safety and tips to keep your baby safe:
A newborn baby is constantly developing, from their brain to their body to their teeth. They are growing at about 1 to 1.5 cm every month.
Newborn babies require 16-17 hours of sleep every day. It’s helpful to get your baby into a routine, so you’re waking up to feed the baby around the same time and have naps scheduled, so the baby still sleeps through the night.
To clean your baby, you can give him or her a sponge bath. They only need a bath once or twice a week to avoid dry skin on your newborn.
You can bond with your baby by skin-to-skin contact and try to use different techniques to calm your baby. Your baby might prefer when you’re in a rocking chair to calm him or her down or stop fussing when you’re walking around holding them.
While your baby is developing, there are ways you can help them grow and build their strength. You can give your baby “tummy time” two to three times a day to help with head and neck strength. Tummy time is when you put your baby on his or her stomach on a stable soft surface for 3-5 minutes.
While your baby is developing, you also need to be careful to ensure that your rooms are safe.
We are going to guide you through tips on how to baby-proof your house. There are rooms you need to look out to make sure there isn’t anything harmful your baby could run into or eat.
Make sure to get a crib that’s up to date with safety standards and not more than five years old. You want to check to make sure the crib slats aren’t bigger than 2 and 3/8 inches apart so that your baby doesn’t fit through.
2. Car Seat
A rear-facing car seat is vital because when a baby is one year old, their head is massive and disproportionate to their body. If they are facing forward during an accident, it could fling forward and increase severe spinal cord and neck injuries. Wait to get a forward-facing car seat until they’re at least 20 pounds.
3. Kitchen, Bathroom, and Bedroom Cabinets
Check out child safety lock for cabinets. Baby safety cabinet locks are crucial, and you can find ones that you don’t need to screw on or put together. There’s no holes or sticky tape, and you can pop them on the door handles.
4. Video Baby Monitor
Get a baby monitor where you can see and check on your baby when he or she is asleep. You can get ones that pan around the whole room, with two-way audio, thermometer, and a feeding reminder.
Start Prepping Your Home Today
If you have a newborn baby coming home soon, now is the time to prepare. Use these baby safety tips to get your house and car set up and safe from any danger for the baby.
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