Monday, July 9, 2012

Baby Safety

I just want to share this to all the newly-mom about SAFE BEDDING  practices for infants:

1. Place baby on his/her back on a firm tight-fitting mattress in a crib that meets current safety standards.
2. Remove pillows, quilts, comforters,pillow-like stuffed toys , and other soft products from the crib.
3. Consider using a sleeper or other  sleep clothing  as an alternative to blankets, with no other covering.
4. If using a blanket, put baby with feet at the foot of the crib. Tuck a thin blanket around the crib mattress, 
    reaching only as far as the baby's chest.
5. Make sure your baby's head remains uncovered during sleep.
6. Do not place baby on a waterbed, sofa, soft mattress, pillow,or other soft surface to sleep..

Traveling with a baby can sometimes mean that you are  so consumed with ensuring that you have everything you need to care for the baby on the trip that you forget things you need in yourself.The best thing to do is to prepare checklist of what you need and then check off each item as you pack it.

A sample checklist should include the following items:
Baby wipes
Baby soap and lotion
extra pacifiers
Formula, Food, water and/or juice
Extra clothes-at least 1 or 2 outfits per day
Portable crib
Collapsible stroller
Sun hat and sun screen toys
Plastic for use in changing the baby
Any necessary medicines
Extra shirt for yourself
Burping Pad
Washable bibs
Feeding spoons
Kettle , if the hotel room does not have kitchen facilities.
The packing for a trip involving a baby should start weeks in advance to ensure that no detail is overlooked . As you pack each item , check to make sure that you have added  extra in case of accidents.Simply go through a sample day at home and make a list of everything the baby needs when not travelling.  Add extra to the list. Bring a camera and if you use a digital ensure that the memory card can store lots of picture.

I have so much more to tell you..till then.


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