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As caregivers there are some things that are out of your control and challenging but making your space baby friendly should not be one. A safe environment is important as the baby continues to grow and explore. Proving a safe space dedicated to the needs of your baby will help them gain independence, learn new skills, and it will help build a trusting relationship between you and your baby. Creating a safe space should not be complicated or difficult. 

Some tips for making your space baby-friendly include:

  • Create an open space in a corner of a room, or mat that allows for free movement.
  • Act as a guide and observer while the bay is playing and exploring. 
  • Install childproof locks on all drawers and cabinets and cover all electrical outlets.
  • Put away small objects in a secure location to avoid choking hazards.
  • Avoid smoking inside or the same space as your child.
  • Clean your spaces often.
  • Do not introduce electronic early on

In addition to making your home physically safe and comfortable for baby, ensure the relationship between you and your baby’s caregivers are strong. Check out the resources below for help managing your relationship if you are still with your partner, co-parenting or co-caring with a family member for your new infant.

 

Some tips for making your space baby-friendly include:

  • Create an open space in a corner of a room, or mat that allows for free movement.
  • Act as a guide and observer while the bay is playing and exploring.
  • Install childproof locks on all drawers and cabinets and cover all electrical outlets.
  • Put away small objects in a secure location to avoid choking hazards.
  • Avoid smoking inside or the same space as your child.
  • Clean your spaces often.
  • Do not introduce electronic early on.
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