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Nursery Safety: What to Avoid

Updated: Nov 3



As parents, it's our responsibility to keep our bubs safe and out of harm's way. While you're always told what you should include your bub's nursery, we've made a list of the key things you SHOULD NOT include.


THE COT

  • Do not have your child's cot near a window

  • Do not have them in reach of curtain or blind cords. If they are near cords, please shorten and secure them so are entirely out of reach, as this is a strangulation hazard

  • Do not have any bumpers, toys or decorative items in the cot while bub is sleeping

  • Do not have electric blankets in the cot with bub

  • Make sure the cot's mattress fits in snug, with no gaps

  • Do not place any soft bedding underneath your bub. They should be sleeping on their back with a firm, flat mattress


FURNITURE

  • Keep all nappy or changing related items close to the changing table. Why? If you're changing your bub and look away or take your hands off them for a second, they could roll and be at risk of a severe fall

  • Check all furniture covers and ensure that there are no sharp corners exposed

  • Do not have any electrical appliances or cords in reach of children

  • Make sure all bulky furniture is secured to the wall. This includes bookcases, tallboy drawers, televisions and TV cabinets. This will stop them from tipping over if a child was to ever climb on them

  • Make sure a smoke alarm is installed in or near your child's bedroom

  • Avoid using vaporisers in your child's room, as these can cause burns. Instead, opt for a cool-air humidifier


TOYS

  • Do not leave toys in the cot with bub unsupervised

  • Do not leave toys on the ground or anywhere bub can reach while unsupervised

  • Ensure that all toys pass the choke check test, to avoid choking hazards

  • Do not give your child any toys that are smaller than there windpipe, have strings, ribbons or anything recommended for children older than their age


While it's super important to child-proof your home, our little one's are prone to accidents and they do happen. So, it's vital that you book into a baby and child first aid course, so you know what to do if your little one gets injured. Click here to view dates or to book.

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