When you first have a newborn baby, you are very protective of it. You are always afraid of something happening to it. Well when you are at home you should not be afraid of anything happening to it because you are there and it should be safe. Keeping your baby safe at home is very important. First, prevent people from coming to your home that are going to smoke, or do any type of drugs, this is your first line of defense for your baby.
To be safe, when you are at home by yourself lock all the doors, this is vital if you live in a big city. Other than other people, to keep your baby from getting injured at home the best thing to do is a buy safety thing for all over the house. Prevention of problems will include the ability of the baby to walk away, or get to the swimming pool. Prevent problems in the home by locking doors, windows, cupboards and garages with locks that a baby or toddler cant open.
You probably would not want to have animals like a dog or a cat around your baby until it gets older. A pet can maul a baby, or a toddler when the pet is not accustomed to being around children all the time. Avoid having a cat near the baby, so the cat doesnt cuddle up on the face of the baby, which will then smoother the baby without your realizing what is happening.
When you put your baby to sleep at night make sure that it falls asleep on its back because of crib death. Crib death is when a baby suffocates to death. Also, keep loose blankets out of the crib. The crib is a place for the baby to sleep, not to play. The crib should have bars that are close enough, so the baby cant slip through, and the crib should have bars so that the head of the baby cant slip through and get stuck. Avoid potential problems and situations where your baby could easily be hurt.
Once your baby starts to crawl, the best thing for you to get is a walker to let it learn how to walk. If you have steps in your home, the thing to get is those child gates. They have them at most department stores if you dont know where to purchase them. This will prevent your child from falling down the steps. You could even use them in doorways to rooms that you dont want the child in without you. If you have animals, you could even use the gates to keep the animals away from the baby.
Once your child starts to walk you should keep things back away from the edge of the counters and the table. If you drink coffee, you should definitely keep that away so it is not reachable. You should not let any thing that is small laying around because if you do so this it will help so that your baby does not choke on anything. Just remember to lock all the doors when you are there by yourself. Any thing like this will help you keep your child safe at home.