How can I keep my newborn safe from poisons?
Write down when and how much medicine you give, every time
Read the directions on medicine
Measure the medicine with the right cup, or dropper
Check with your doctor before giving ANY medicine to your new baby
Newborn Safety
Keeping Your Newborn Safe

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.

Did you know?...
Here are some things to consider when keeping your newborn safe:
  • 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.
Visit the links on the left to learn more about keeping your newborn safe.

For more information on life with your newborn, visit the Loving Care booklet, online from the government of Nova Scotia.

To download our new Ages & Stages Fact Sheet for 0-6 months, click here! Cliquez ici pour l'obtenir en francais.