- Never leave Baby unattended. Always supervise.
- Babies are vulnerable to overheating and dehydration in hot weather.
- Sun exposure is harmful - babies have delicate skin that burns easily and the ultraviolet rays can cause eye damage developing later in life. Ensure you and Baby are protected using appropriate cream and clothing. Plan outdoor activities such as going walking in the cooler parts of the day.
- Beware of dogs in a park off their leads - they can be unpredictable with their behaviour.
- Never attach your dog on the lead to the pram when out walking.
- Beyond all pram manufacturers' safety devices NEVER LEAVE THE PRAM UNSUPERVISED - NEVER TAKE YOUR EYES OFF IT. Even when parents have thought the pram's safety breaks were on, there have been recorded incidents in Australia of prams rolling away causing fatalities.
- Talking on a mobile phone can distract you from Baby being in the pram.
- Loading the pram with parcels can cause it to tip over.
- Swimming pools (reported as the most common outdoor place of drowning at home in Australia) and water features such as ponds and fountains (the third most common place for home drownings) become danger zones once your baby becomes mobile (which starts with her rolling over).
I am reinforcing the need for children to be supervised by responsible adults.