Nowadays, our lives are inseparable from all kinds of household products. Most of the young parents are keen to buy these products from the Internet. However, the online store products are not good and bad, and the quality and safety cannot be guaranteed, which is likely to have an impact on the health of children. Today, Xiaobian will take stock of the top ten household appliances that threaten your baby’s health.
I. potential baby household products
1. Side pull crib
The movable side of the side pull crib may cause children to fall, strangle or even suffocate.
Substitute: choose the crib with fixed guardrail around, and the design should be simple (fancy decorations may catch the baby’s clothes and lead to strangulation). Strict crib standards and side pull crib bans are in effect at the same time, so parents can choose cribs produced after June 2011. If the crib in your home happens to be side pull type, you can modify it or contact the manufacturer for modification equipment. Remember, do not use cribs that have been used for more than 10 years, as the crib industry is likely to have made many safety improvements in the past decade.
2. Anti collision bed
The anti-collision bed is designed to protect the child’s head from hitting the wooden guardrail of the crib. But the crash bed can lead to suffocation, or even sudden infant death syndrome. Parents are advised not to use the crib crash wall, including the so-called breathing style.
3. Baby sleeping fixed pad
The infant sleep pad can be used to prevent the baby from turning over and pressing on the stomach when sleeping, or to raise his head and back to avoid acid reflux in the stomach. But when the baby’s face is too close to the sleeping pad, or when the baby turns over or rolls freely, it is likely to cause suffocation.
Alternative: place baby back down to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. If the baby is in a state of esophageal reflux or congestion, be sure to take him to a pediatrician.
4. Blankets and pillows
Babies may be caught in blankets and suffocate, or choked by pillows and restricted breathing. When parents sleep with their children, it is possible to crush them. So it is not recommended that children sleep with their parents.
Alternative: parents can keep their baby comfortable in a “bare” crib by putting on sleeping bags or one-piece pajamas. If you happen to have a lovely blanket from a friend, hang it on the wall or use it during prone time.
5. Crib curtain
The dome shaped or draped bed curtain is used to prevent the baby from climbing to the outside of the crib or playbed, but the baby may be wrapped and entangled by it, leading to suffocation.
Alternative: if the baby can climb out of the crib by himself, the parents can replace him with a children’s bed for toddlers. This kind of children’s bed looks like a regular bed, but it uses a baby mattress.
6. Mother baby cot
The baby bed can make the baby closer to the mother when sleeping, so as to facilitate better feeding and nursing. It is not recommended to sleep in the crib together with the mother and the baby. The child may be pressed by the sleeping parents, resulting in suffocation and death.
Alternative: a complete crib with fixed perimeter rails.
7. Baby changing table with less than four sides
Children may fall to the floor.
Alternative: the dressing table should have a flat surface and a guardrail around it. The extra security is to prepare a seat belt for the child. Other safety gear options are to use mats on the ground. Additional safety tips: when changing clothes for your baby, be sure to stand beside your baby. In the process of changing clothes, make sure that you have a hand to hold the baby all the time, and never walk away. At the age of 2, the baby is not suitable for changing tables.
8. Unfixed furniture
Falling furniture can kill a child instantly.
Alternative: parents don’t have to buy new furniture. It is only necessary to fix the furniture on the wall with a rope to ensure that the furniture will not fall obliquely. It is necessary to ensure proper installation Diagonal straps or brackets can be purchased from improved furniture retailers.
9. Baby sling
The product may cause a variety of injuries, such as skull fracture, head injury, bruise and abrasion. Most cases are caused by babies falling out of their straps. Another reason for this danger is that the baby’s head may lean forward or the baby’s face may cling to the adult’s body, resulting in poor breathing and suffocation.
Alternatives: baby strollers, hand-held baby baskets, baby car seats, and strap on baby straps. The American Society for testing and materials has developed safety standards for both soft front and rear straps. Safety tips: please do a good job of practice before carrying your baby on the back.
Toddlers can help babies learn to stand and walk, but they can also lead to unknown dangers, or even fall off a building.
Substitute: a fixed or “walking around” activity center within a certain range. This can ensure that the baby can safely learn to stand or move within a certain range.
II. Safety instructions for baby home
1. Household safety instructions for 0-6 months
① prevention of suffocation and airway obstruction: do not place any plastic packaging materials or bags with seams on the baby’s crib. If these things cover the baby’s nose and mouth, it may cause infant suffocation. Don’t let the baby sleep on soft objects; don’t let the baby sleep with adults; don’t put small objects where the baby can reach.
② fall prevention: shortly after birth, the baby will kick, swing or push something that can be touched. These initial movements can lead to falls or falls. Do not leave the baby alone on the diaper changing table, bed, sofa and chair
The baby is in a safe place; please install a safety door for the stairs.
③ burn and scald prevention: the baby will wave his arm when he is 3-5 months old. Don’t hold the baby with the other hand holding a hot cup or other hot food. The baby may be scalded. The water temperature of a baby’s bath should be lower than 49 ℃; do not put a hot water bag or an electric bag in the baby’s quilt when it is cold.
2. Home safety instructions for 7-12 months old baby
① prevention of suffocation and airway obstruction: infants explore the world with their mouths,
The baby will grasp anything and put it into the mouth: do not give the baby hard food such as carrots, apples, grapes, etc.; the drugs and chemicals (cleaning agent, etc.) in the home should be placed at a high place or locked up; when taking the medicine for the child, read the instructions carefully or take it according to the doctor’s instructions.
② burn and scald prevention: 6-12 months old children can climb over and grab anything. Do not put hot cups or soup bowls on the low table or the edge of the table. Household electric heating equipment, such as electric iron, electric stove shall be kept away from infants or placed at a high place; keep children away from hot water faucet; if children are scalded by hot water, wash them with cold water immediately.
③ drowning prevention: when bathing a child, the child may stand up and slide into the water, so do not leave the child. When bathing a child, if you want to answer the phone or open the door, you should take the child out of the water basin and put it back on the small bed; about two centimeters of water may also make a child drown; only two minutes, the child may lose consciousness in the water.
3. Home safety instructions for 1-2 year olds
① fall prevention: children can run, so it is very important to keep the ground dry at home, especially in the washroom. Do not place chairs, sofas and other furniture by the window; install safety doors for the stairs; install guardrails on the windows above the first floor; ensure that the furniture is firmly against the wall, and furniture with sharp corners may hurt children.
Prevention of burn and scald: now children can use their mouth and hands to find new things. Do not put any ignition equipment on the table, especially the lighter. The child will turn it on or put it in his mouth. Any hot food should not be placed on the low table; it is better not to ③ prevent poisoning: children use their mouth to explore the world, and put anything they can catch into their mouth, even things with poor taste. Drugs and chemicals (cleaning agent, etc.) in the home should be placed at a high place or locked up; drugs and chemicals should always be covered with a safety cover; beverage bottles should not be filled with other liquids that do not conform to the label.
4. Home safety instructions for 3-4 year olds
(1) cut prevention: the child can skillfully open the closed door and drawer, and any knife and other tools may be taken out by him to make toys. Therefore, appliances and small items with sharp ends at home, such as scissors, knives, needles, pearl necklaces, pen caps, etc., are placed in locked drawers (or places difficult for children to get).
② fall prevention: the child has been able to let go in the playground, and must take the child to play with the amusement equipment suitable for his age, and play on the suitable ground. Sofa, stool, etc. shall not be placed under the window; the door shall be closed at any time where he may be injured; ensure that the furniture is firmly against the wall.
③ poisoning prevention “he has been able to loosen the bottle cap and open the drawer skillfully, and the medicine bottle, cosmetics and chemicals should be placed in the place that he can not reach, or in the locked drawer. Do not put chemicals in any beverage bottle, such as detergent, etc.; do not use rodenticides or similar insecticides on the ground at home; install gas leakage detector in the kitchen.
4. Home safety instructions for 5-6 year olds
① cut prevention: at this time, children want to do housework like adults, and the kitchen utensils at home must be placed properly; children should be taught that scissors and knives can not be used as toys, and should be used under the care of adults; household food processing appliances, such as bean grinder, juicer, etc., can not be used by adults, and power off when adults leave.
② stab prevention: household utensils and small articles with sharp ends, such as scissors, knives, needles, pearl necklaces, pen caps, etc., should be placed in locked drawers (or places that are hard for children to get); when selecting toys for children, attention should be paid to whether the edges and corners of toys are sharp; special children’s scissors can be prepared for children to facilitate children’s learning of paper cutting, etc.
③ burn and scald prevention: now you can discuss with your child the escape plan at home and the important contact number in case of emergency;
In our daily household products, there are not a few harmful to the baby’s health. We must pay attention to the treasure parents. If you are interested in how to prevent children from knocking at home, please go to this safety net to find relevant information.