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KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE!

Safety Tips For the 2 Month Old!



Whoa Baby!!

Safety:

1. Continue to use an infant car seat that is properly secured at all times. Never place your baby's safety seat in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger air bag. The back seat is the safest place for children of any age to ride.

2. Continue to put the baby to sleep on his or her back or side.


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

4. Continue to test the water temperature with your wrist to make sure it is not hot before bathing the baby. Never leave the baby alone or with a young sibling or pet.

5. Do not leave your baby alone in a tub of water or on high places such as changing tables, beds, sofas or chairs.

6. Always keep one hand on the baby.

7. Continue to insist that the baby's environment is free of smoke.

8. If you use a mesh playpen or portable crib, the weave should have small openings less than 1/4 inch (6 mm). Never leave your baby in a mesh playpen or crib with the drop-side down.

9. Wash your hands frequently, especially after diaper changes and before feeding your baby. Wash your baby's toys with soap and water.

10. Never shake or jiggle the baby's head vigorously.

11. Never leave the infant alone in the house or car, even for a minute.

12. Do not place strings or necklaces about a baby's neck or use a sting to attach a pacifier.

13. Never hold your baby while drinking a hot liquid.

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

For more information visit:

Town and Country Pediatrics!

Bright Futures.Org: 0 to 11 months


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!