The arrival of a new baby is a life-changing milestone for all parents, almost every aspect of your life changes. As the little one grows older they begin to move about more, so does your sixth sense for potential danger.
Simple things, like leaving a hot mug on the coffee table, become a potential cause for a trip to the emergency room for your baby. According to Childsafe South Africa, burns and falls account for about 17% for leading causes of death and injuries in younger children. A majority of these incidents occur in and around the home.
“From about nine months, a baby’s motor skills are more developed; they also have more control and movement of their bodies. They can balance themselves when in a sitting position and move themselves to crawl without losing balance. They can stretch out to grasp an object within their reach”, explains Parenting and Pampers Institute Expert, Sister Yolanda Mpilo.
Sister Yolanda gives these simple, helpful, and life-saving, guidelines on how to ensure your baby’s environment is childproof: