your baby's car seat in the back seat. Make sure your baby rides
facing the rear window.
sure the slats of your baby's crib are no more than 2 3/8 inches
apart and that the mattress fits snugly. Do not use soft or fluffy
bedding or pillows.
your baby to sleep on her back.
your baby sleep on a firm mattress. Don't put stuffed animals or
toys in the crib.
your baby away from fires, hot water, stoves and other hot
hold your baby and a hot drink at the same time.
your hot water heater down to 120 F.
not let anyone smoke in your house or car.
properly working smoke detectors in your house. Test your smoke
detectors and change the batteries when daylight savings time begins
carbon monoxide detector near the furnace and another one near
where your baby sleeps.
leave your baby alone near water or on a high surface, such as a
changing table, even for a second. Even if you think she can't roll
over, assume she can.
leave your baby alone in a car or with young siblings or pets.
place a string, necklace, or pacifier attached to a string or cord
around your baby's neck.
give your baby toys or objects with small parts.
towel or receiving blanket on the bottom of the bathtub to keep
your baby from slipping.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, seventh edition, ob-ah-90026
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