Expecting a newborn is such an exciting time, yet there are so many things to get ready! In honor of September’s Baby Safety Month, we’re rounding up important safety tips for all you expectant mamas out there. Following these tips will help you prepare for your baby and keep them safe.
When it comes to baby proofing your house, it’s important to remember how many things can be dangerous to your newborn. Wobbly nightstands, electrical outlets, cabinets, and even your toilet seat can all pose as threats to your little one. The Bump has created a comprehensive checklist of baby proofing before your baby can crawl. Here are a few of the important highlights:
Be sure to read the full checklist at thebump.com!
Before your baby even gets to your house, they’ll have to ride in your car. Having the right car seat and installing it correctly is essential to keeping your baby safe.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) outlines everything parents need to know about car seats and booster seats. They recommend:
Make sure as your baby grows that you get the right car seat and booster seat for their height and weight. Read more at NHTSA’s website to ensure you’re choosing the right car seat and installing it correctly.
Your newborn baby will spend most of its time at home or in your car. The first step in baby safety is making sure both of these places are safe for your newborn!
Be sure to check out the Love and Fit blog in two weeks when we’ll cover pool safety and sun-care!