Keeping the babies and small children in your care safe and healthy is, of course, top priority. It can be nerve-wracking to think about all the things that could go wrong, but with some common sense, a few simple tips, and some great tech tools, you can relax and enjoy all the special moments of watching your little one grow up.
Keep baby safe from injuries
Although there are no safety measures or safety products that can substitute for careful and constant supervision, many injuries can be prevented with careful baby proofing. Here are a few baby proofing steps parents and caregivers can take to ensure a safe home environment for the baby:
Baby-proof the house
Parents and caregivers need to make sure hazardous, no-baby zones like the bathroom, kitchen and the garage are baby proof. Make sure that any thing that could be of danger to the child is secured, locked away or stored far from baby's reach. Inexpensive baby proofing products exist to keep toilets locked, and shower doors closed. Buckets or basins of water or washing are particularly hazardous - remember to put them on a high table far from baby's reach.
Make sure toys are baby proof
It’s important to remember that not all toys are safe for babies to play with. Don’t buy toys that are inappropriate for the baby’s...