Rough handling of babies can cause serious injuries. Handle with care: a guide to keeping your baby safe explains the dangers and gives advice on safe ways of holding and caring for a baby. This simple guide explains why parents should never shake their baby and suggests ways they can soothe them when they cry. The guide is also a valuable resource for services and professionals working with new parents or in antenatal care.
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Use a newer crib if possible. Older cribs may contain lead-based paint, which can poison your baby. Give your baby a clean, dry pacifier when you put them down to sleep. When an unanchored television falls from an average-sized dresser, it can hit a child with 10 times as much force than a collision between two NFL lineman, according to a study by engineers at the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Tip-Over Prevention Tips Remove toys, remotes and other tempting objects from the top of dressers, TVs and other large furniture.
Anchor top-heavy furniture to the wall with brackets, braces or wall straps. Place TVs on intended media stands only; not on top of dressers, bookcases, tables or nightstands. If possible, mount your flat-screen TV to a wall, or use an anti-tip stand. Fall Prevention Tips Use preinstalled safety straps on changing tables and high chairs. Keep stairs free of clutter, and get rid of loose rugs. Place car seats and bassinets on the floor — not on tables, countertops, beds or other furniture.
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Install bumpers and guards on sharp edges of furniture to protect your baby or toddler from cuts and other injuries. Window guards and window stops can help prevent such tragedies. Go Cordless! The CPSC recommends using only cordless blinds in homes where children live or visit and offers these safety tips: Move cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from cords and windows.
If you use blinds with cords, make tasseled pull cords as short as possible. Anchor continuous-looped bead chains and cords to floor or wall. About 2, children suffer severe shocks and burns each year from sticking items into electrical outlets, and up to 12 children a year die in this manner, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
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Kerosene Gasoline. Keep the phone number for Poison Control — — near every phone in your home and save it on your mobile phone. Injury Prevention Tips Keep the toilet lid down and install a latch or clip to prevent your baby or child from opening the lid. Never leave buckets containing liquid unattended, and store buckets out of reach of children.