How to Keep Your Baby Safe Around the House – Brie is 6 Months Today!
Brie is 6 months old today! How fast does time fly? What a great day it is to be a mom! This fun and affectionate baby girl has many cute pictures of herself. And if you’re not sure about your newborn’s personality yet, take a look at these cute pictures of yourself and your little girl. You’ll want to make sure you keep your baby safe around the house. Here are a few tips:
Baby’s curiosity and mobility grow at 6 months
As your baby approaches the six-month mark, he or she is becoming more active, curious, and mobile. He or she can now sit up and play unsupported. They have begun to notice objects and people in a new way, and are eager to explore. These changes will be apparent in the way you interact with your baby. Read to your baby, talk to him or her, and mimic sounds they make. Try playing peek-a-boo with your baby. They’ll also love looking into baby-safe mirrors.
Your baby is more mobile and sociable than ever before. He or she can now imitate other children and cry when they can’t see you. While you’re the center of your child’s world, your baby is learning to explore the world around him or her. While you’re playing with your baby, it’s likely that he or she prefers you to play with them, but you can also encourage them to play alone. Oftentimes, your baby will express appreciation for a certain object.
Baby’s ability to connect with people improves at 9 months
At this age, babies have their own desires and can recognize important people in their world. They also appreciate talking to and playing with other people. This is the most social stage of the child’s development, and they need a lot of interaction. They learn to put objects into their mouths and swallow some of them. They can also make sounds verbally or by banging objects together. These skills help babies develop a sense of empathy, which is essential for their social development.
By nine months, babies are more likely to respond to their name and interact with their environment. This stage is also the time they start to imitate simple play and react strongly to new food. However, each child develops at a different pace and you must observe your child’s development and mark any milestones you see. At this age, they will also become more physically independent and show a tendency to explore the world around them. Playing games with them, such as pat-cake or peek-a-boo, will be a hit.
Safety in the home for a 6-month-old baby
When it comes to safety, many of the same precautions apply as with older children. The types of hazards depend on the age of the child and their level of mobility. The CDC recommends that babies under 6 months of age avoid any situations where they could be hurt by falling objects, sharp objects, and other potential hazards. Ensure electrical outlets and cords are not accessible to children, and install safety latches on cabinets and drawers.
Children should never pick up a baby without adult supervision. They should also be gentle with it. Similarly, they should not share toys or food with the child. Infants are especially vulnerable to choking, so do not let older children play with your baby’s toys. Lastly, they should always wash their hands before touching the baby. This will help prevent them from transferring germs from their hands to the child’s skin.
Common ear infections at 6 months
While many pediatricians take a “wait and see” approach to ear infections in children, some recommend an immediate ear examination if your baby has been sick in the past. While antibiotics are usually prescribed to cure ear infections in older children and adults, ear infections in young children are much more complicated. Bacteria that cause ear infections can spread throughout the body and can lead to more serious infections. Your child may also be fussy and not sleep well.
One of the best ways to prevent ear infections in children is to limit their exposure to people who smoke. Exposure to tobacco smoke may increase the risk of middle ear infection, so avoid letting your baby spend time in the area. Breastfeeding may be beneficial for your child as the antibodies in breast milk can help fight infection-causing bacteria. Similarly, you should avoid giving your child formula or large group daycare settings. And breastfeeding can protect your child from ear infections.