September is National Baby Safety Month
Infant and Child Care
The thought of caring for a newborn can be overwhelming or maybe you’re just excited by the prospect of greeting your new bundle of joy. Everyone has heard stories about how a newborn changes the dynamics in a household.
At UAMS, we know that all new parents want the best for their little ones, so we have tips to make things easier for you and your new baby. Our expert staff members offer informative classes to teach you everything from how to handle an emergency to how to ensure that your baby’s daily needs are met.
Safety Resources for Your Home
Whether you are bringing your baby home for the first time or you are entering a new phase of development, we all need a little advice. Instead of calling your parents thousands of times, there are numerous online resources that can give you sound advice.
A scary moment in a new parent’s life is when they realize their child might have ingested something that could be harmful to them. It is important to remain calm and to keep the number for the Poison Control Hotline where you can find it. It is recommended to put this number in your cell phone for emergencies. Calling 1-800-222-1222 will get you in touch with someone who can advise you on what you need to do based on the product your child has ingested.
It is important to not to try to make your child throw up because some things are more harmful coming back up and they must have medical attention. Do not hesitate to take your child to the Emergency Room or to call 911 if your child is having trouble breathing or is unresponsive. Be sure to bring any packaging with you to the emergency room to help the medical staff be able to quickly assess what treatment your child might need. If you do not know what your child has ingested take them to the Emergency Room right away.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a website that offers safety tips for parents based on many different topics and situations. They provide in-depth information on multiple topics, so check it out and find out what you need to know.
In the news, there has been a lot of talk about not purchasing liquid soap pods for your home if you have children. These products have been known to be poisonous. It is very important to keep your cleaning products locked up and out of sight of small children and in some cases even the older curious kids.
Fall begins September 23rd
The outdoors will be calling you soon. Temperatures will be dropping and the air will be crisp. Make sure to keep your family hydrated even though it feels good outside. Dehydration can sneak up before you know it and children are the most susceptible to this because they forget to drink.
Happy Fall Y'all!