Newborns are amazing, wonderful bundles of joy that bring you endless joy. On the other hand, newborn safety is a stressful component. Taking on the mantle of parenthood is both an exhilarating and a daunting task. The moment you heard your newborn’s first cry and you cradled them into your arms, the feeling of wanting to protect them from harm becomes alive within you in an instant. The first few days or weeks of your newborn are probably the most delicate time of being a parent, and the instinct that there is nothing more important in the world than keeping your baby safe and secure comes into play. In order to make sure that your child’s safety is your priority, here are the top ten safety tips that new parents and also ‘seasoned’ parents might find helpful.
If you are going to use a crib, make sure that you are purchasing the one that meets the current safety standards. The crib slats should not be more than 2 3/8 inches apart. Likewise, the crib should be free from clutter, so do away with bulky beddings, pillows, or stuffed animals. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a scary monster that we parents want to avoid, so to reduce the risk of SIDS, put your baby to sleep by lying him on his back on a firm mattress.