Child Health

Baby Safety

Tips to help parents maintain and enhance babies’ mental health:  

  • Always talk to your baby. Babies are soothed and reassured by their parents’ voices.  
  • Interact with your baby by repeating the same sounds they make. You can add simple words to help them learn to use language.
  • Read to your baby. This helps them develop and understand language and sounds. 
  • Praise them and give them lots of attention and affection.
  • Hug them to reinforce feelings of safety and security.
  • Play with them when they’re awake and relaxed.
  • Choose games that are safe and appropriate for your baby’s age to improve their skills.

Physical safety:
  • Breastfeed your baby for the first 6 months of their life. Breastfeeding has lots of health benefits for infants. Try to continue the breastfeeding until your baby reaches the age of 12 months. At the same time, give them supplementary healthy foods.
  • Feed your baby slowly and patiently. Encourage them to try new varieties of food without using force. Choose colorful vegetables and fruits that are likely to attract their attention.
  • Keep your baby active most of the time. Being on the ground can help them become stronger and learn and explore new things.
  • Avoid keeping your baby on a swing or in a stroller for too long.
  • Avoid giving them electronic devices (such as: mobiles or tablets) under the age of 18 months.
  • Make sure your baby gets the recommended amount of sleep every night. Babies at the age of 4-12 months sleep 12-16 hours a day (including naps).

Keep your baby safe
  • Babies like to explore, so you must ensure that your home is a safe and secure environment for your child. Do this by removing objects that could pose a threat to the baby's safety. 
  • Do not shake your baby. Babies’ necks are weak. Shaking them could lead to brain damage or death. 
  • Always make sure your baby is sleeping on their back to prevent sudden infant death syndrome.
  • Protect your child and family from secondhand smoke, and do not allow anyone to smoke in your home.
  • Take away small toys that have parts your infant could swallow.
  • Do not allow your baby to play with anything that may cover their face.
  • Never carry hot liquids or foods near your infant or while you're carrying him or her. 
  • Make sure your child receives their vaccinations on time to protect them from diseases.

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Last Update : 27 September 2020 04:30 AM
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