Crawling Safety

Crawling Safety
Starting from the 6th month, your baby loves to “squirm around with arms and legs”, flick, flip and begin to crawl. This is the period that marks the baby’s starting to grow steadily, wanting to do many things on his own as well as being curious and learning about everything around him. When learning to crawl, the baby’s body is immature, but the baby is very active, so it is difficult to avoid falls, … To ensure safety as well as help the baby’s development process be good, parents should pay attention to the environment. Around, teach your baby to crawl as well as closely monitor your child’s progress.

Keep power cords and window blinds neatly out of the reach of babies, cover electrical outlets, stuff potentially dangerous objects in locked boxes (potentially toxic substances, drugs, sharp objects, and fragility , …).

Hazard subdivisions (like bathrooms) with safety doors blocking the outside or keeping the door closed.

If you are in a high-rise house, you need to install a staircase at 2 ends. You can put a few steps off the ground for your baby to practice skills.

Cow with baby. This is the best way for you to understand how your child sees the world, so you can spot the dangers that lurk (even if you have a very safe home). You can spot something easily choking under the sofa or spot that the edge of the table is sharper than you think! You can take advantage of both crawling with your baby and teaching him more about objects on the way, repetitive teaching can make your baby gradually understand your food Dogs are not allowed to put in their mouths.

Check the floor for the baby cow. There are no fingernails, debris or sharp objects that babies can put in their mouths. You can use carpeting or floor covering (in addition to a variety of baby colors) to let your baby crawl on a soft surface – and reduce your baby’s chances of bruising his immature knees.

Flowing your ears: You may like your princess to wear flare dresses, but when crawling, entangled skirts can upset your baby and affect her crawling speed / route. . Simply put your baby on comfortable pants or knee pads, or let him wear gentle leggings. If you have a son, you don’t want your baby to be baggy as this can interfere with crawling.

Keep the eagle eye. No matter how carefully you equip your home, you cannot predict your baby’s ability to be naughty. Unless your baby is in a crib or in a private fenced play area.

Baby safety items (These things in the West are very popular, I don’t know if they are around? Maybe I don’t use them, but watching these things is fun, and helps me to notice the people. mind is potentially dangerous to the baby).

In addition, when free, mothers can refer to more detailed checklists about helping babies to crawl safely:

In the living room

  • Keep fans and heaters out of the reach of babies. These can cut the hand or burn the baby.
  • Use electrical outlet buttons to prevent shock (widely available in supermarkets).
  • Lock windows so your baby doesn’t fall outside.
  • Remove or shorten curtains or blinds – ropes can wrap the neck and choke your baby.
  • Always arrange children’s toys neatly so that no one will slip over when they are tripped over.
  • Install the glass so that it is suitable for the baby’s height, so that the baby does not crawl or pierce the glass.
  • Make sure the furniture is firm so that it does not rest on the baby.

Crawling Safety

In the kitchen

  • Keep dishes out of reach of babies – don’t put them under the sink.
  • Use electrical outlet buttons to prevent shock from your baby.
  • Covering cooking appliances (oven, stove). Turn the handle of the pot into the wall. Put your baby in a high chair or crib while you cook.
  • Keep all sharp, small or poisonous objects in a secure drawer.
  • Place fire extinguishing equipment in the kitchen area in case there is a fire.
  • Keep alcoholic beverages out of reach of babies.
  • If you use tablecloths, make sure your baby can’t pull them down – in case the items on the table fall on him.
  • Do not let your baby play with plastic bags of vegetables or dry laundry, they can suffocate.
  • Never use hot tap water to mix formula or mix baby food.
  • Store glassware in a tall, inaccessible closet.
  • Keep the lid on trash can tightly closed so that your baby won’t reach into it.
  • Never carry water or boiling liquid to your baby.
  • Do not let your baby pick up sharp objects such as scissors or sharp pencils.
  • Keep cigarettes, lighters, ashtrays and matches out of your child’s reach.
  • Lock down lower kitchen cabinets and limit the safe area of ​​the kitchen. You can show your child to play in this area with wooden spoons and unbroken bowls.
  • Do not let your baby play with your wallet, they can swallow small things like coins.

In the bedroom

  • Do not let your baby play with pillows until your baby is 1 year old (babies can suffocate when they are pressed on by the pillow when unattended).
  • Make sure your baby does not reach into power outlets (with socket-button devices).
  • Keep small jewelry, perfumes, perfumes, shoe polish, belts, scarves and cravats out of your child’s reach.
  • Never lock a baby in a room alone.
  • Make sure the door can be opened from the inside so that toddlers don’t lock the door.
  • Do not let your baby sleep with a bib on.
  • Keep small batteries away from your children, they are toxic because of the presence of mercury and acid (Small batteries like watches, toys, game consoles and other small items).

In the bathroom

  • Never leave a baby alone in the bathroom for any reason. Just a little carelessness can easily drown (because choking water).
  • Use electrical outlet buttons to prevent shock from your baby.
  • When using the tub, turn off the hot water tap first to prevent your baby from being burned by the remaining hot water in the tap.
  • Keep medicines, cosmetics, and razors out of reach of babies.
  • Never submerge water in the sink, leave the razor on the side of the sink, or other adhesive on the bottom of the tub.
  • Babies can drown in the toilet bowl, if you don’t have a toilet lid, be sure to always close the bathroom door.
  • Never leave electrical appliances near water areas.

Stairs and hallways

  • Install smoke and CO2 detectors in your home, one on each floor.
  • Use electrical outlet buttons to prevent shock from your baby.
  • Lock the stairs doors.
  • Make sure stairs and hallways have enough light.
  • Always hold onto handrails when carrying your baby up and down stairs.
  • Install safety doors for areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and stairs (Safety doors are not always reliable, babies may open doors or swallow small objects present at the doors).
  • Install a staircase screen so that the baby does not fall through the railing

Crawling Safety

Dangerous items

  • Power outlet: hide behind furniture or cover with tape.
  • Power cords: do not hang loose and keep out of reach of your children. Hide them behind the cupboard.
  • Door: keep the door locked and latch the curtains. Make sure there are no holes or crevices.
  • Tables and chairs: cover sharp corners.
  • Blinds: do not let curtains or ropes dangle. Keep the crib away from the curtains.
  • Floor: keep the floor clean and not slippery. Small objects can choke your baby.
  • Window: use windows with protective bars on high floors. Make sure windows are locked at all times.
  • Furniture: Fix wobbly furniture and the keys to be sure. Place them so they cannot be moved and the cupboards close together.
  • Wall: lead-free wall paint to avoid toxicity.
  • Garbage: put garbage in items with safety lids.
  • Other items: put safety covers on anything within reach of your child.