How to Protect Yourself and Your Baby
It’s a beautiful day. You’re out on a walk with your newborn, taking in the fresh air and enjoying the sunshine. Suddenly, you hear someone screaming. You turn around to see that your baby has been injured by a careless driver. This scenario may seem like something out of a nightmare, but it’s a reality for too many parents each year. We will talk about obstetrical avoidable injuries and how to protect yourself and your child from them.
The first thing you need to know is that obstetrical avoidable injuries are preventable. In other words, they are not inevitable or unavoidable. They are caused by someone’s negligence or carelessness. The good news is that there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your child from these types of injuries.
Some of the most common obstetrical avoidable injuries include:
Each of these accidents can cause serious injury or even death to a child. As a parent, it’s important to be aware of the risks and take steps to prevent them. Here are some tips for preventing each type of accident:
-Car accidents: Always use a car seat when your child is riding in a vehicle. Make sure the car seat is properly installed and that your child is securely fastened in it.
-Falls: Never leave your child unattended on a high surface, such as a changing table or crib. Keep an eye on them at all times, and never let them play near stairs or open windows.
-Drowning: Always supervise your child around water, even if they know how to swim. Empty out any standing water in your home, such as in bathtubs or buckets. Keep pools and hot tubs covered when not in use.
-Poisoning: Store all poisonous products out of reach of children, and keep the poison control number handy in case of an emergency.
-Burns: Use caution when handling hot liquids or objects around your child. Always test the temperature of baths and food before giving it to them. Keep them away from fireplaces and candles.…