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Make sure always you have baby first aid kit to help with any injuries to avoid more danger and use a clean cloth and warm water not hot or cold.

Make sure that everything that is dangerous is far from the baby especially electrical wire and water because it can harm or cause a death.

Burn- Immediately hold under cool running water or apply a cold, wet towel until the pain subsides. Cover any small blisters with a loose bandage or gauze and tape; if burns are not on the face, hands or genitals or if the burn not looks deep.

When your baby is able to roll over, during day time naps ensure they nap in a cot bed or on the floor so when they wake up they don't roll over and fall from high surfaces.

Never leave your child unattended when he or she bottle is feeding himself/herself. This presents risk of chocking.

When your baby begins to explore, they want to touch everything around them and eat it. So keep away small objects around the baby to avoid swallowing and choking on them.

Never leave your baby unattended.

Always check on your baby when he/she is playing.

Prevention of home accidents and injuries at home on children, 1) Keep medicines and chemicals out of reach of the children. 2) Make sure that your baby's food and milk are at a lower temperature. 3) Always test water temperature when bathing your baby 4) Always make sure that the bathroom is closed. 5) Keep matches and lighters out of reach of the children. 6) Keep the floor dry to prevent slipping on it. 7) Never leave your baby unattended with a bottle of milk. 8) Install a proper cover for your plug socket outlets. 9) Never leave the children alone in a bath filled with water.

When your child has an allergic reaction because of the diaper, quickly apply your breast milk onto the rash to stop it from spreading.

Keep the baby away from dangerous things eg. fire.

As mothers we must make sure that our children play in a safe place.

Always make sure that your baby boy's penis shows downwards to prevent him from urinating all over the clothes.

A baby needs to be monitored all the time, especially at a crawling period because they eat everything they come across.

Experiencing is what babies start with, lock cupboards because they will drink poisons or eat medications when you are not aware.

Don’t over react when your baby bumps himself or falls down. Stay calm, tell him it’s ok and how strong he is. Don’t remind him about the incident, just change the subject. Believe me it works like magic:-)

Parents don't leave your baby unattended to prevent the baby from falling as it might cause your baby to get a brain problem or any disabilities of the body.

My 11month old baby is very active so I try to by all means to make the house baby-friendly and as safe as possible, because of all the running around there may be s few bumps. I make sure there are no sharp objects around or tiny thing he may swallow.

Never leave your baby unattended during bath times. Even if it is just for few seconds. Baby can drown in very little water.

Always remember to put away/lock harmful products and keep them far from reach to avoid the baby from being harmed and badly hurt. As they grow they want to explore, by touching and eating. Keep the floors clean. Wipe off any spilled liquids, broken glass, food and insects.

4 signs that your child has overheated 1.Hot – They feel hot to the touch. 2.Dizzy – They seem confused or dizzy. 3.Rash – They have a heat rash. 4.Nauseous – They start vomiting for no reason.

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