Congratulations on your newest and smallest family member! Life with a newborn baby is full of firsts. Being prepared for the first time something happens will help keep your newborn safe from harm.
- Your newborn’s head is the heaviest part of her body, and her neck is weak. This means she needs you to make sure she is supported.
- Your newborn’s skin is more easily scalded by hot water or food, or burnt by the sun’s rays.
- Your newborn may not roll over until she is about four months old, but there will be a first time that this will happen. Stay within arms reach when she is on a bed, counter or change table.
- Making her environment safe is a good way to keep your newborn safe from injuries.
For more information on life with your newborn, visit the Loving Care booklet, online from the government of Nova Scotia.