Baby Safety Outside of the House
Nowadays, everyone spends a lot of time on baby-proofing their homes but it is more important to be aware of the dangers of the places outside your home where babies will visit like your own yard or pools, etc. It is very important and the very first step to be aware of the outdoor dangers before taking your kids outside the home.
Here are a few suggestions to take care while you are taking your kid outside:
Kids in Playgrounds
You have to take care of many things when babies are playing outside the home. Playground must be clean. The play area must be free from broken glasses, dog droppings or trash. However, you have to make sure that these items are not in play area or your own yard.
Use of Sunscreen
Avoid going outside with kids between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. or try to stay in the shaded area when you are outside to prevent them from sunburn or deadly skin cancer or rashes. Use sunscreen lotion for UVA and UVB protection, with SPF with at least 15 or higher is even better. For babies younger than 6 months, use a small amount of sunscreen for exposed surface of their skin. Before going outside, apply sunscreen at least 30 min before and re-apply it after every 2 hours.
Don’t Let Baby Eat Plants
Sometimes babies try to put the plants around them into their mouth. When you let them play in ground or yard of your own home make sure that you watch your baby carefully. Some of the plants in your backyard or play area can be poisonous and even deadly if absorbed. Nobody wants that their kids accidentally eat anything poisonous. Make sure your baby never puts any kind of plant in its mouth that cause anything dangerous.
Playing Equipment should be checked properly
Check your baby’s toys regularly for broken pieces or sharp edges. Anything that is rusted or harmful for babies should be removed or replaced right away. The screws of the toys should be covered to prevent cuts. The area around the play equipment should be free of large rocks, broken glass, etc. For play areas, sawdust or wood chips are the ideal materials.
Be Aware of Water
Since we drink water to stay hydrated or for bathing, it seems harmless. But it can be more dangerous for kids. A baby can easily drown in a few inches of water. When your kid is in the pool, a bucket filled or in a fountain, make sure you are watching it carefully. To keep kids out of the pool, use fences around them or use the pool alarm as it will sound if anything breaks the surface of the water.
Always Be Prepared for an Emergency
It is also helpful to know about Infant CPR. You can take Infant CPR classes to help you prepare for an emergency.