1 – When we put the baby to bed: do not fill the crib, put the baby to sleep on his back and no smoke in the house
To avoid the risk of suffocation , for example, it is better not to fill the cradle with toys, soft toys, pacifier strings or other games. Also not recommended chains, bracelets or pendants. The baby must be made to fall asleep on the back and not on the belly, in order to allow him to breathe correctly and the pillow on which the head rests must not be too big and not soft. The bed in which he sleeps must have sides at least 75-80 cm high, while the bars must be no more than 8 cm apart to prevent him from putting his head in. Another indication is to install mosquito nets on the windows or protective ones on the cradle and ban on smoking in the house, but especially in the room where the children sleep.
2 – Safe games: non-toxic and approved. Beware of inflatable balloons!
The games must be made with non-toxic and non-flammable materials, comply with safety standards and have obtained European approval. Pay particular attention to inflatable latex balloons: they can suddenly break into small pieces and be inhaled if near the child’s mouth.
3 – Bath time: never leave it alone and pay attention to the water temperature
During the bath the greatest risks are burns, but also drowning . 75% of burns are caused by boiling water or steam.
To prevent burns, you can check with a thermometer or your elbow that the hot water temperature is always below 48 degrees.
You can prevent drowning risks by avoiding leaving children alone in the tub. The little ones can be in danger even without launching any alarm signal, suddenly (you lose consciousness within two minutes) and in a space of just 5 cm of water.
To make the ‘ritual’ of the bath safe, as well as fun, use non-slip mats on the ground and impact protection on the taps.