Safety at home

Choking

Your baby can now grasp small objects and put them in their mouth, which means that they may swallow or choke on them.

Moving around

By 4-5 months babies often roll over and can get into danger quickly and some babies are able to crawl by 6 months. Make sure that they’re not left alone unless they are in a safe place such as a cot or play pen.

Use stair gates at the top and the bottom of the stairs once your baby is on the move and close doors to keep your baby out of rooms where he or she might get hurt, such as the kitchen.

Burns

At 3 to 6 months, babies will wave their fists, reach out and grab at things. NEVER carry your baby and hot liquids, such as coffee, or foods at the same time

When running a bath, always turn the cold water on first, mix the water well and check the temperature with your elbow or a bath thermometer before putting your baby in.

Safe Sleeping

Your baby will be beginning to roll and move around. . Continue to put your baby to sleep in their own cot on their back with their feet to the foot of the cot. Once your baby can roll from back to front and back again, on their own, they can be left to find their own position to sleep position. Even though you baby is getting bigger continue to keep cots free of quilts, cot bumpers, pillows, cushions and cuddly toys.