Safety Issues – Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe
New babies need their own safe sleeping space. This means that your new baby will need his or her own crib, bassinette, or playpen to sleep in while taking naps and sleeping at night. There are several other things that you can do to keep your baby’s sleep space safe and reduce the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.
• Keep sleeping area free of stuffed animals, fluffy pillows and blankets and other items that may cause the baby to get tangled in or that may cover the baby and cause him or her to suffocate.
• Make sure that the mattress the baby sleeps on fits snugly inside the crib
• Always place your baby to sleep on his/her back
• Keep you baby away from cigarette smoke
Car Safety Information
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Here are some other important tips on motor vehicle safety:
• Every person riding in a car or truck needs his or her own seat belt. Do not let passengers ride in storage areas or on other people's laps.
• Children should always ride in a back seat restrained in a car seat or safety belt.
• Infants should ride in rear-facing car seats until they weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg) and are at least 1 year old. Do not put a rear-facing car seat in the front seat of a vehicle with an active passenger air bag.
• Children over 1 year old and weighing between 20 lbs (9kg) and 40 lbs (18 kg) should ride in forward-facing car seats.
• Children ages 4 to 8 weighing between 40 lbs (18 kg) and 80 lbs (36 kg) should ride in booster seats restrained with lap and shoulder belts. A regular safety belt won't fully protect a child this size in a