Advice about baby products
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July 30th, 2010, 07:17 AM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Maitland, Florida
I'm with Constance on this one. Can you be too cautious? Nope. BUt you can also drive yourself nuts trying to keep up with everyone's idea of what safety is.
I stick with the basics: Elevate baby's head by elevating the mattres, not the baby's head (a pillow UNDER the mattress works really well with congested babies). I don't put blankies or stuffed animals, bumpers near the baby. I use rolled up blankies to keep baby on her side if that's what she likes, simply because there were no positioners when I was growing up...blankies worked then, they will work now.
NEVER leave a baby unattended in the bath. My kids are generally three or four before I even think about stepping away for a moment. Nowadays so many infant tubs and toys have sensors on them to let you know if the water is too hot...but use your own hand as a gauge.
Please don't drive yourself insane...as Constance said, a few weeks in, and you'll be an expert on your baby
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