Some of the precautionary measures to be undertaken for the safety of the baby are:
- Keep your baby away from dust and unhygienic surroundings; even if you are travelling make sure you cover your baby in such a way that the baby is protected against any dust or germ. Also, in the house, you should not put the baby to sleep beside an open window and should not keep the baby in the room which is being cleaned.
- If the baby is sleeping the caregiver should always keep a regular check on the baby’s sleeping positions and check the breathing pattern of the baby. Do not use anything around the baby that would suffocate the baby.
- The room in which the baby sleeps should have a comfortable room temperature and should be well ventilated; experts suggest that a baby sleeps comfortably in a cool and ventilated room.
- Newborns are prone to infections and multiple diseases even if they are born healthy. Special care should be taken by the caregiver and the mother to sanitise each time before holding the baby.
- Baby-proofing the house is another vital precaution that is to be undertaken by the parents and the caregiver. Though at this stage the child cannot walk, but it is essential to baby-proof the house just to be on the safer side.
- There should be a particular time interval at which the baby has to be fed.
- Every time you breastfeed your baby make sure to make your baby burp.
- Special care should be taken while bathing the toddler. You should keep in mind that the water should not be too hot, it should be moderately warm at around 48° C.
- A 0-6 month old baby cannot walk but they will try to crawl or turn over on their stomach so you have to have strict eyes on them. An infant needs twenty-four hours of surveillance so if you want to take and break and relax, make sure there is somebody else to a vigil on your behalf.