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Safety Tips For The 2 Week Old!

Hush Baby!!


1. Always use a rear-facing infant car seat placed in the center of the back seat.

2. Never leave a baby alone with a young sibling or a pet.

3. Be sure that your baby's crib is safe. The slats should be no more than 2 3/8 inches (60 mm) apart; the mattress should be firm and fit snugly into the crib. Keep the sides of the crib raised.

4. Put your baby to sleep on her back or side; advise your relatives and child care providers to do the same. For healthy babies, back sleeping is preferred and reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

5. Do not use soft bedding (blankets, comforters, quilts, pillows), soft toys, or toys with loops or string cords.

6. Never leave your baby alone in a tub or on a high place, such as a changing table, bed or sofa.

7. Wash your hands frequently, especially after diaper changes and before feeding your baby.

8. Set hot water thermostat at less than 120 degrees F.

9. Insist on a smoke-free environment for your baby, in the house and car too!

10. Make sure smoke detectors are in place and working.

11. If your home uses gas appliances, install and maintain carbon monoxide detectors.

12. Avoid sun exposure to baby's tender skin.

For more information visit:

Kids Growth.Com: 2 Weeks Old!

Bright Futures.Org: 2 Weeks Old!

Know When to Contact your health professional to assess early signs of illness:

1. Fever of 100.4F/38.0C or higher (rectal temperature)

2. Seizure

3. Skin rash or purplish spots

4. Any change in activity or behavior that makes you uncomfortable

5. Unusual irritability, lethargy

6. Failure to eat

7. Vomiting

8. Diarrhea

9. Dehydration

10. Jaundice

11. Hypothermia (low temperature)

12. Apnea (very long pauses in breathing)

13. Respiratory distress

14. Abdominal distention

15. Cyanosis (blue color)

Know what to do in case of emergency:

1. When to call the health professional

2. When to go to the emergency department

For more information visit:

Bright Futures.Org: 0 to 11 months!