Beware! It`s baby. It`s time to be very careful and extra cautious. For baby could be hurt badly. So it`s important to have minimum slip ups.
Baby walkers are a high source of accidents, involving injuries to head, face and teeth. Falls down stairs as a result of walkers rolling over are common. Always keep the baby in sight and never leave her constantly in the walker.
Never leave the baby for long hours in the crib, on a raised surface. She might explore, try to get out of it and get injured.
Set a good example. Do not stand on a rocking chair or other unsafe places to drive a nail or fasten a curtain, for instance. Remember that your child is watching you and will automatically assume that if it was ok with you, it should be all right for her!
The window of the child`s bedroom must be safe so that she cannot open it far enough for her to fall out. It is a mistake, however to have all the upstairs windows so safely secured that no one can get out of them in case of a fire or any other emergency.
If the floor is polished, the rug should have a non-skid device under it.
Grease on the floor should be removed immediately.
Do not allow the children to play on the stairs.
Never leave the baby alone on her chair, table, or chest of drawers.
Watch out for the baby`s hands before closing a door or window.
Sharp objects such as opened tins and scissors must not be left lying about.
The child must not be allowed to walk about when carrying a glass or any other glass object.
Do not allow the child to run about with a plastic trumpet or lollipop stick in her mouth. If she falls, it may break and perforate her palate.
Teach the child the right and the wrong way to handle tools and mechanical instruments.
A common cause of eye injuries is a type of toy that could include bows, arrows and airguns. Other eye injuries can be due to fireworks, splinters from wood chopping and metal work or thrown missiles. Pencils and ballpoint pens could cause serious eye injuries. Parents should constantly be aware of the danger of sharp pointed objects in a child`s hand.