Safety is the primary concern of every parent. In the initial stage, the safety of a baby tops the checklist. When a baby transfers its tiny hands and feet from the mother’s lap to the things around it, things should be handled with extra care.
Every baby is precious, their introduction to this new world, therefore, should be a special one rather than a bumpy ride with wounds. As a parent, you have to ensure protection from tiny things such as a pin to large objects such as chairs and tables.
It’s like handling our white outfit from stains while performing our daily tasks. Things may happen in the least expected manner.
Modification is one of the processes in which the set-up of the house can be done as per the convenience of the child’s mobility and accessibility. The more the space, the better safety can be allotted to the child. As the child grows, they develop undesirable habits like chewing or putting whatever things into the mouth that are easily accessible. This practice can cause harm to the child, therefore the things given to a baby must be checked.
Here are a few things you can do to keep your baby safe at home:
It must be the priority of every parent. An alert mind is of prime importance while parenting. Do not get involved in doing your own task that only after hearing the baby’s cry you rush to see what went wrong. The floor or the place where the baby plays must be well maintained and looked after.
Avoid clutter and ensure a proper hygienic environment for the baby.
Each thing that a child encounters becomes an interesting element for them. In case of indoor plants, kids are prone to touching or even licking and putting them in their mouth. There are even chances of insects and pests on the plants that could harm the child. Therefore, such decorative plants and pots should be away from the baby.
Toxic things are one of the evils of childhood. A baby’s skin and organs are exremely delicate and coming in contact with a harmful chemical can prove dangerous. Household cleansing liquids, medicines, and cosmetics should be kept at a safe distance from your baby.
During the crawling and walking stages of a child, parents should assemble the furniture of the house in a manner in which the child is not able to move them. Proper anchoring of the furniture is essential. This will ensure a secure place for the baby to play around without being drawn into situations such as pressing down or getting trapped between furniture.
With regards to safety of your baby around furniture another area which is a risk factor are the corners. The edges (in spite of being molded to a plain surface) can be dangerous and lead to injuries while your baby is playing around the house. It is advisable to cover the corners of tables and cupboards to ensure maximum safety for the baby.
Taking all factors into consideration, we can say that parents are the guardian angels of their baby. It is they alone who can create a healthy and safe condition for a child both in the house and outside. As a baby spends most of its time inside the house and in order to ensure that there does not arise any difficulty during the growing process, we must be an alert, positive and loving parent.