Christmas will soon be upon us and although safety needs to be at the forefront of your mind all the time with a new baby, the festive season brings with it other dangers of its own. A baby won’t necessarily be aware of all the fuss around it if it’s within the first twelve months but that won’t stop your friends and family inundating the baby with baby gifts.
You may not have had a chance to vet what people are buying your baby before hand so when you open the presents by extra vigilant for small objects on the toys that could come lose or your baby could choke on. Babies explore with their mouths so you need to be feel happy that the toy is relevant to your baby’s age and is safe.
Bear in mind that people without children may have little concept of the safety issues around babies and older friends and relatives may have a much more relaxed attitude to safety as it wasn’t so avidly adhered to in their time as parents. Don’t feel embarrassed about taking a toy away from your baby if you feel it is unsafe. Ultimately you are responsible for ensuring your baby is safe. You can always save the toy for when they are older.