Keywords of accidental injury: asphyxia

This is a common accident for babies 1-3 years old. The self-defense ability of infants is still very poor. They rely more on external care, and their self-protection ability has not been established. In addition, the period from birth to the age of 1 is called “appetite period” in psychoanalytic psychology. Babies at this stage have “mouth” as their center of interest. They suck milk, not only for the purpose of satiety, but also for the way of happiness. Of course, in addition to sucking mother’s milk, they also like to put toys and other things in their mouth. It can be said that this is a way for them to understand the world. If the parents are careless, the child is prone to suffocation due to swallowing foreign bodies.

Safety reminder:

Don’t let your baby play with plastic bags, balloons and other things that may cover your mouth and nose.

Do not sleep with your baby in your arms, or lie down to feed your baby. After the mother falls asleep, the baby is easily blocked by the mother’s body or breast, resulting in accidents. The best way is to buy a safe and environmentally friendly baby bed, let the baby sleep alone, and sit up at night to feed the baby.

Buy toys with guaranteed quality and safety. The small parts on the toys should be strong and not easy to fall off, otherwise it will cause the baby to eat by mistake and cause airway blockage.

Don’t give your baby melon seeds, peanuts and other foods. You can make them into powder for your baby; Don’t give your baby jelly and other sticky food.

When the baby is eating, do not tease him, so as to prevent him from mistakenly sucking food scraps into his trachea.

Accidental injury keyword: fall injury

90% of the babies will lie on their side to side when they are four or five months old, which means that the baby will fall to the ground when the caregiver is not paying attention. By the age of seven or eight months, some infants have begun to crawl, and the rate of falling from the bed to the ground has increased even more. This is because the infants who have just learned to crawl have no depth perception. The so-called depth perception refers to the perception generated by people’s visual estimation of the distance or depth of the object. Before the development of depth perception, infants often climb forward regardless of the situation and continue to climb even when they reach the bedside. After learning to crawl for a while, the baby will gradually have depth perception. At this time, it will stop when it reaches the bed. Of course, due to the limited attention range of infants, even after they have deep consciousness, the risk of falling out of bed by accident still exists.

Safety reminder:

1. For babies who have just learned to crawl, their interest in crawling is extremely strong. It is advisable to spread a blanket or cushion on the ground, let the baby practice crawling, learn for a while, and then put the baby on the bed, and the parents watch him crawl. The contrastive environment helps the baby develop depth perception as soon as possible and avoid some bed falling events.

2. It is best to put a carpet beside the bed, so that even if the baby accidentally falls down, it will also have a buffer. At the same time, avoid placing hard objects near the bed to prevent the baby from falling off the bed and hitting the objects.

3. The floor in the home should be kept dry, and anti-skid mat should be placed in the bathroom to prevent the baby from slipping. Protective facilities are installed at the edge of the bed and sharp corners of the furniture to prevent the baby from being injured when he falls.


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