Providing a safe environment for your newborn baby is an important part of baby caring. If your baby is less than a month old and you are cooped up in the house with your infant. Babies need to be safe at home as well as outside the home.
There are some simple things you can always do to keep your newborn baby safe and secure. Always consult your healthcare professional if you have a concern about your baby.
No matter how old your baby is, getting some fresh and natural air is always good for you and your baby. However, there are some precautions and restrictions you should implement in order to take your baby outdoor safely. Here are some guidelines from my side how to keep your newborn safe and secure-
The first to four weeks of your baby’s life is quite crucial, so if you plan to take your infant out than please try your best to avoid from the crowds. Because younger your baby is more immature there immune system is and more vulnerable she is to pick up germs from other people through a cough, sneezes and also unclean hands. And also when your family member’s want to hold your baby please insist them to wash their hand first.
When you take your baby outside, ensure their sun protection, so put a head or other gear. Never put sunscreen on young babies. The best sun protection for a newborn baby is shade and clothing. If it’s windy to protect your baby’s face and hand.
When you take your newborn outside it is important to keep them at a right temperature. Always check their forehead to check whether your baby is too warm or cold. It is always a good idea to dress your baby in layers so that you can take off when needed.
According to the latest car guidelines for infant, they should ride in a rear-facing infant or convertible and place it in a back seat until your baby is 2 years old. Never place your baby in the front seat. Also, use a fitted mesh net over carriers and strollers when your baby is outdoors.
Newborn babies have very little protection against infection, so it is important that you provide a clean, hygienic environment. Some tips to keep your little one safe during their bath time, bedtime and more –
Make sure your baby’s equipment’s like cribs, strollers, carriers, bassinets, changing tables, and toys meet the national safety standards. A firm mattress covered with a tight-fitting crib sheet is all you need to make your baby sleep safe and sound.
It is very important to safeguard your baby from the bedbugs and mosquitoes. Make sure you defend your house from all the harmful insects by putting screens on your windows and doors. You can also call the mosquito control service, to keep your baby away from mosquito bites. As you know the mosquito-spread a lot of diseases like malaria, dengue etc. However, do not use any mosquito repellent for a baby less than two months. As per experts mosquito control service is always suggested before the baby is born.
Make sure your baby sleeps on their crib. Do not overdress your baby while they sleep. Always put your baby to sleep on their back.
Prevent fall by keeping one hand on your newborn baby all the time if they are on bed or change table or any other place where the chances of fall are more. During diaper changes, keep the diapers and clothing within easy reach.
Use a small bathtub for your baby, to lessen the chances of sliding under the surface of the water, and never leave your newborn baby alone or in the care of a child. Make sure the bath water is lukewarm and not hot. Do not ask the babysitter to bathe your newborn baby.
When you get home from an outing, be sure to wash your baby’s hand especially in her first month of life. Beyond that time frame, it is safer to expose her to other people. Your newborn baby is fragile as you might think. Therefore you should handle your baby gently to keep them safe and help them to feel secure.