Each new learning stage for your baby requires increased attention on
your part to prevent an injury. It may surprise you how fast your baby can move
from one stage to the next. Being aware of your baby's abilities and what
skills he or she is likely to develop next will help you prevent
Always be gentle with your baby. It is important to protect your baby
from a brain injury.
Shaking or slapping a baby in anger can cause an
injury to the brain. If a baby has been shaken or slapped, it is your
responsibility to notify your health professional.
Be aware of your baby's risk of falling:
Take steps to prevent falls:
Establish good safety habits early so your child will continue them
when he or she is older:
June 27, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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