Exciting as it may be to welcome a new bundle of joy into the house, the fact is that bringing a new baby home presents a tremendous amount of stress. New parents spend time running all over Miami looking for the best baby furniture, toys, formula, and other supplies available. Certainly, they are anxious to make sure that their child has access to everything they need to grow up healthy and strong. In addition, they also need to consider the safety factor. Keeping the home safe for baby begins with waiting for the unexpected to happen – here are a few safety tips that focus on bringing home baby.
Check Cribs Often
A lot of new parents are short on cash. Therefore, they decide to take hand me downs or purchase used cribs. The fact is that older model cribs and their mattresses might be a risk. A number of older model cribs were recalled because of parts that were a danger factor to the baby. Therefore, purchase a new crib or make sure that the used crib is not on a recall list. New parents welcome cute stuffed animals and pillows from relatives. Many surround their baby with the gifts. Avoid placing those items around the baby. Those items might lead to suffocation.
Safeguard the Environment
The new bundle of joy will start crawling before you know it. Therefore, new parents should make sure that the household environment is safe and secure. Start by covering up unused electrical outlets with an outlet plug. Hide all electrical cords. Make sure they are out of the baby’s reach. Place safety latches on all cabinets that the crawling baby might be able to reach. Finally, remove all over the counter pills and medical prescriptions out of the baby’s reach. Babies are curious and might try to nibble on the container or swallow the pills.
Professionally-Installed Home Security System
Protect the baby and the other occupants of the house with a professionally installed home security system. The fact is that the unexpected could happen. You want to keep your baby safe. A Miami professional security firm will install a home security system that monitors the entire household. The home security system is a watchdog that will sound the alarm if a burglar intrudes, monitor carbon dioxide, monitor fire or smoke on the property. This is a critical way to make sure your new baby stays safe.
Monitor Children Carefully
Of course, a home security system is the big watch dog that monitors the entire household, including the baby. However, a baby monitor with audio and video is simply an extra safety precaution for the new parents. It will monitor the baby closely and keep the parents aware of the child’s condition. The monitor will also alert parents, if an intruder invaded the baby’s room. But its still a parent’s responsibility to ensure that their child is sleeping well and out of harm’s way.
New parents like to enjoy the Miami weather. Of course, they are going to introduce their new baby to the outdoors. However, the outdoors poses a danger. Make sure gates are included around the pool to prevent accidental drowning. Also, remove all dangerous tools like lawn mowers and power equipment out of the babies reach. Keep an eye on your child at all times to make sure they enjoy the outdoors while still staying safe.