While it is common among Filipino parents to have their baby sleep on the bed with them, or have the crib in the same bedroom, your baby will need a place to sleep in on her own as she gets older. Keeping your baby safe and sound in her own room need not be rocket science.
Safe-baby guidelines every parent should remember:
- Keep all plastic bags and cords tucked away to prevent your curious tykes from discovering them and accidentally getting suffocated. - Put baby to sleep on her back to avoid sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. - Never leave your baby or toddler unattended. For inquisitive toddlers, exploring everything and anything is the order of the day. - Cover all unused sockets with socket guards. These are fairly cheap plastic covers that are used to protect prying little fingers. - Check all electrical wires for damage or repair needs. Use a cord shortener or spool to keep the cord in place and away from your child. - Keep your baby 's room free from substances that may be accidentally ingested and cause poisoning such as medicines, cleaning agents, powders, etc.