I have had four precious babies of my own, and I can't even begin to tell you how much less stressful your life is as a new mom when you know your little one is safe.
Your baby will spend around 70% or more of her time in this room during her first year. And, because the nursery is the only room in the house where your baby will be left unattended, it requires special attention when it comes to infant safety.
This is one place where almost perfect just doesn't cut it. Your baby's nursery has to be absolutely 150% safe!
When your new born baby isn't sleeping, chances are you'll either be bathing him, changing his nappy, feeding him or taking him out and about. Outside of his secure sleeping environment, your delicate little one will be that much more vulnerable to hidden dangers. You will rely on the baby furniture and equipment you choose to help you to keep your fragile baby safe at these times.
Check out the following infant safety articles to make sure your baby nursery furniture and equipment is safe to use.
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First Aid, Emergencies and Illness
Despite your best attempts to protect your baby, accidents do still happen every now and again. They range from a fairly harmless scratch to a life threatening poisoning. It's important that you know what to do in the case of illness or emergency.
The best way to be prepared is to have a few well chosen infant health books on your shelf.
At a minimum you need something that covers:
Basic first aid to deal with bumps, bruises and minor burns etc.
Emergency care to deal with choking, poisoning, major cuts and burns etc.
Common Illness to deal with fever, rashes, spots etc.
None of these books will take the place of a visit to the doctor or emergency room, but they will help you to identify the best course of action, and in the case of an emergency, any steps to take while you wait for the professionals to arrive. The more knowledge you have, the better you can ensure that your baby receives the help he needs.