Keeping your child safe and sound is one of the largest roles of being a new parent. There's many hazards that your baby faces, and knowing how to keep them safe is the first step. Even before you bring your baby home, you'll want to have things ready for their arrival.
The major causes of injuries leading to emergency department visits for children under five years old in Niagara are:
Learn about other safety concerns and how you can prevent injuries.
Free car seat classes are available throughout the year to teach parents and caregivers how to safely install and use their child car seats. Each class is 60 minutes long.
Sessions are offered by community partners, and cover all types of seats, including rear-facing, forward-facing and booster, for children of all ages.
Having a safe sleeping environment is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
The safest place for your baby to sleep is on their back in a crib, cradle or bassinet. It's recommended that you share a room with your baby for the first six months of your baby's life.
Babies on the move like to explore and get into things. Because of this, parents and caregivers must make sure that their surroundings are safe and free from hazards. While there's lots of gadgets available to make environments safer, nothing works better than proper supervision to help keep your child safe.
Babies' skin is very sensitive and can burn quickly when exposed to the sun. Protect your baby by:
Keep babies younger than one year of age out of direct sunlight, and consider other sun safety tips to protect yourself and your family.