Statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the leading cause of injury death for infants under 1 year old is suffocation, accounting for three-quarters of all infant injury deaths — thousands every year. Many of these senseless deaths could have been avoided by taking appropriate cautionary measures.
Below are objects in and outside the home, with which parents need to use precautions, to avoid choking hazards.
Following on from my article about baby-proofing your kitchen and sitting room; here are some more ideas to do the same in your baby’s bedroom or nursery plus the bathroom and some information and preventative measures regarding other hazards around the house.
There is no better alternative to keeping your infant safe than close supervision but why not limit any possible dangers to an absolute minimum? Your baby relies totally on you to keep her safe so to help you with that most important responsibility here is some advice to make your home safer. Your little one will undoubtedly soon be utilizing her natural curiosity to begin exploring her environment. It is sensible to assess the rooms in your house one by one. Something at first glance that may seem harmless to you could in fact pose a risk to your inquisitive infant.
It won’t seem long before that helpless little bundle of joy that you brought home from the hospital is crawling around the home, investigating all that he can see and touch. Many parents feel that even precious goods should be left within baby’s reach so that he can learn not to touch them. This is not fair to baby or parents. Continue reading