Birth to 1 Year
Developmental Stages & Accomplishments
• Babies move more as they grow
• They explore by putting things in their mouths
• Rolling over and crawling begins
- Always place baby on his or her
back to sleep, including naps.
- Place baby to sleep on a firm
surface such as a mattress in a
safety-approved crib, bassinet and
play yard covered by a fitted sheet.
- Keep soft objects (like pillows,
blankets and sheepskins), toys, crib
bumpers and loose bedding out of
baby’s sleep area.
- Dress baby in sleep clothing, such
as a one-piece sleeper. Make sure
nothing covers baby’s head.
- Place baby to sleep in his/her crib
alone, next to where parents sleep,
NOT on an adult bed, a couch or on
a chair with you, or with anyone else.
- Make your home a smoke-free zone!
Do not smoke or let anyone smoke
- Always handle baby gently.
- NO shaking or rough play.
- Handle frustration – if baby cries too much,
put baby in a safe place like a crib, for a
few minutes and take a break.
- Never leave baby alone near any water –
including bathtub, bucket, swimming pool or ocean.
- Keep toilet lids shut; use toilet locks.
- Install 4 ft. fencing around swimming pools or
hot tub with self-latching gates.
- NEVER leave baby alone on a counter top,
changing table or any raised surface.
- Put baby in safe place, like a crib, if you are busy.
- Always be able to see baby.
- Put safety gates on stairs, lock doors to lanais,
close doors to outside.
- Install window guards that adults can open.
- Always put baby in child passenger safety seat,
in back of car, facing backwards.
- Never place baby in front of airbag.
- Never carry hot fluids or food when holding baby.
- Cover electrical outlets; keep cords out of reach.
- Protect baby from direct sunlight.
- Never smoke in the home or around baby.
- Put all medicines, household cleaners, paints,
insecticides and chemicals in a storage bin up high,
out of sight and out of reach.
- Keep insecticides in original containers.