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.
When you first bring your new baby home from the hospital it is important to keep him warm. The hospital may have had really warm heating turned on and so baby was quite comfortable in a vest and nappy, with just a light cotton wrap over him. But most homes are not so warm. Continue reading
A newborn baby does not need to have a night light to sleep well. Tiny babies can sleep well anywhere, at any time of the day or night. It is only as they get older that some toddlers develop a fear of the darkness and need a night light. But many nurseries are not completely dark anyway, there are frequently street lights close by that shine in through the curtains and traffic lights may also flash by. Continue reading