Child and Baby Safety
Keep your children and babies safe!
Keep them safe from strangers or bad known people. Make sure they know they can talk to you, trust you with anything they tell you.
Start a trusting relationship from the beginning and keep it going. Offer good adult mentors to help them along the way. Give your child a Secret Phrase early.
Safety for Your Baby and Kids
Make sure to keep all furniture, toys, equipment, and such baby safe. Use baby gates, outlets covers and anything that helps keep baby from getting hurt. Look for small parts and toys - keep out of reach as they could be swallowed. Keep reading below:
Teach your kids to be wary of strangers. Teach them to ignore strangers' requests for their help, or offers of candy, and such. There are so many ways kids can be lured away - to help find a lost dog, a lost kid, or even his parents. Candy and treats should never entice your kids - they could be spiked, and it's a way to get the child close enough to grab. Even people she knows could turn out to be dangerous (it keeps happening - a trusted figure is able to lure a child away). Keep them off social media until they are mature enough to handle it. There are many trolls who are looking for child targets. On that note, don't post photos of your kids on social media because bad people are looking for those photos (and sometimes the photos are downloaded and used in other awful ways - given to human traffickers, used in propaganda, or other uses).
Take photos and fingerprints of your children. List all special or significant identifiers - moles, freckles, scars, piercings, teeth features, etc. A kit is available to gather the information, then kept in a registry, in case it's ever needed (hopefully never). Keep reading below:
Let them know it's all because you love them - you don't want to lose them, or anything to happen to them. This is a different world we live in, and it's full of dangers we never imagined could happen. Certainly, more and new dangers will continue to show up, sadly, but as technology advances, so do the workings of evil minds. We need to keep diligent and try to keep ahead of the dangers coming.
Be vigilant about your kids' toys. They shouldn't have parts that fall off, have parts that can be swallowed, weren't made with toxic ingredients (be wary of cheap toys from China, for example), and keep them from screen play (play personally with them - keep them learning to be social, and keep the electronic radiation minimal on their little brains).
Keep medicines, firearms, machinery, and all dangers out of reach from children - lock up what could harm them. Secure furniture so none will fall over. Put outlet covers in place. Use common sense to keep your home safe.
There are so many dangers in the world for children, more than ever and growing. Be vigilant for them, protective of them, and teach them to advocate for themselves. PR Keep reading:
Shop for nursery furniture, cribs, bedding, monitors & more. Choose the nursery items that offer safety for your little one. Don't get a second-hand crib, as most are outdated and could place your baby in danger.
Baby safety in the car is absolute - choose a safe car seat and use it correctly. Babies can die while sleeping - keep the precious ones sleeping in a safe position. A Sleep Dock may help. A safe crib is also necessary.
Bouncers and swings should also be safe items for your baby to play on.
Strollers have come a long way in safety. Older ones don't have safety features that are in the modern ones.
Give them age appropriate toys and things. Wooden toys are always a favorite. Keep small items from them, and make sure pieces can't break off - so no swallowing or choking hazards. Always protect their heads and eyes. Use safe products like sunscreen, that won't harm the skin or get absorbed into their bodies.
Make them wear safety helmets to protect their heads when doing certain activities.
Life Jackets for kids - make sure to put one on your child anytime when near a lake or other water, and everytime out on a boat. Safe Trampoline Enclosures - remember how fun trampolines were? Keep your kids safer now than we were kids.
Technology for young ones is detrimental for developing brains - find out more here.