Vacation Safety for Babies and Toddlers

When visiting other's homes, be sure to act with tact. Remember, it is their home. Ask politely if the smoker would mind smoking outside so that your child will not be effected. Also, open windows to "air" the room that the child is in to reduce the amount of smoke and residue that he inhales.

Safety is a State of Mind

Maybe the best way to keep your baby or tot safe is one simple idea: Safety is a State of Mind. A conscious decision to keep your child safe is maybe the most important safety tip of all. "The best way to keep a new baby safe during summer vacation is not just about what SPF to use, water toys or travel bassinets," says Carole Lieberman, M.D. "First and foremost, it is to make sure that parents are in the best frame of mind to take care of their baby."

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