Your baby will depend on you to look after and keep him or her safe from harm.Your baby will have no sense of danger or risk, so it is important that you become aware of situations which could be dangerous or harmful. Your baby may learn to do things before you are even aware of it. Think about how your baby spends his or her day and what will help to keep him or her safe and well.
In the Home
Your baby will probably spend most of his/her time at home so look around each room for any likely hazards. Accidents can often be prevented by checking around your home regularly for things which your baby might try to explore when you are not looking!!
Steps or stairs or surfaces which baby could climb and fall from
Cables/loose carpet or other items you could trip on when carrying the baby
|Using a changing unit or raised surface for nappy changing|
|Baby pillows and duvets|
Safety Out and About
Anytime you take your baby outside, it is important to think about safety in advance so that you can be prepared. Where are you going to, are you likely to change your plans while you are out? Take some time to plan ahead and you will be able to bring all that you might need for a day out or night away
|In the car|
|In the sun|