Maybe your home is now a safe home for children, but with the change of time, the environment of each home will change, and the age of children will change. Parents should often re-examine their own home, remove the hidden dangers of safety, so that children can grow up freely in a safe environment. In this paper, the safety net is used to popularize bedding, old baby products and bath chairs, which are common safety hazards in the home.
Plush pillow, fluffy soft bedding, spring mattress can make the baby bed look warm and comfortable. But these comfortable and soft bedclothes are likely to block the baby’s face when he sleeps, especially the newborn, so that he can’t breathe or even suffocate. In spite of the “safe sleep” campaign initiated by the United States in 1991, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has a significant downward trend. However, the CPSC survey found that about 900 newborns still suffer from asphyxia every year in the United States due to excessive use of soft bedding.
Use a hard mattress for your baby. The bedspread and sheet should be tightly wrapped on the mattress. It’s better not to use pillows, cushions, spring mattresses or put plush toys on his crib for babies under 1 year old. When the baby sleeps, don’t use too big, too soft quilt for him. Let him use a sleeping bag of the right size, or a baby’s special blanket, and press the three sides of the blanket tightly under the mattress to form a nap quilt.
Old baby products
Old toys and baby products may have been damaged or lost, or they may not meet the recent safety standards. What’s more, these old baby products are often not packaged, so it’s impossible to find the right age, instructions and safety instructions. A mother received an old children’s dining chair from a friend, but she didn’t know that there was something wrong with the seat belt and tray of the dining chair. Because the 12-month-old daughter used the dining chair without the protection of the seat belt, she slipped down from it, and the baby’s head and neck were stuck between the dining plate and the high chair. Fortunately, the mother catches the baby in time, otherwise the baby may be bruised and bleeding.
Before using old toys, old dining chairs, old household swings or other second-hand baby products, carefully check their damaged or missing parts. Their belts, ropes and safety belts should not be longer than 18 cm. Pay attention to the latest product safety standards issued by some countries, and check one by one when getting used baby products. In addition, metal or painted toys that have been manufactured for more than 10 years may contain some toxic elements. Do not play with them.
The bath chair can help the baby to sit in the bathtub steadily, but if you leave the baby, even if only a few seconds, the baby sitting in the bath chair may roll over, fall into the water, or even drown. Although there are suction cups under the bath chair that can be adsorbed in the bathtub, it may also be released from the bathtub in an instant, and the baby will fall into the water. The CPSC survey found that between 1983 and 2003, about 106 babies drowned while using a bath chair because no one was watching.
Don’t let the bath chair give you a false sense of security. When bathing in the tub, keep your baby within the protection of your arms. And make sure that other people in the room do the same job of protecting your baby as you do. Experts remind us that bath chair is not a safe device for babies.
Some baby baths contain liquid hydrocarbons. If the baby inhales hydrocarbon into the lung, it may cause severe pneumonia symptoms, permanent lung injury, and even death. In 2001, a 16 month old American boy died on the 28th day after drinking a whole bottle of baby oil. His death and similar tragedies have led the CPSC to re ask manufacturers to design packages that prevent babies from opening, and to label products that contain hydrocarbons.
Read the label of the product carefully before purchase. Even if the baby bath you buy has a safe package to prevent the baby from opening, keep it out of the baby’s reach. (other household beauty products may also contain liquid hydrocarbon or mineral oil, such as unloading water, massage oil, nail polish, etc.) in addition, experts remind you that even if there is a safe package to prevent children from opening, it can only slow down the speed of the baby’s opening, but not really prevent the baby from opening the lid.
But please calm down first, and carefully check whether there are these “unsafe” in your home. If so, please write down these knowledge quickly! If you want to know more about how to prevent children from bumping at home, please lock in the next continuous update of Baibai safety net!