Dr. M.J. Bazos, MD, Patient Handout
2 Month Old Anticipatory Guidance

• Continue to use a rear-facing infant car seat that is properly secured in the back seat of the automobile at all times.
• Continue to put the baby to sleep on his back or side.
• Continue to test the water temperature with your wrist to make sure it is not too hot before bathing the baby.
• Never leave the baby alone or with a young sibling or pet.
• Do not leave the baby alone in a tub of water or on high places such as changing tables, beds, sofas, or chairs. Always keep one hand on the baby.
• Continue to keep the baby's environment free of smoke. Keep the home and car nonsmoking zones.
• Install smoke detectors if not already in place and make sure they work properly.
• Do not drink hot liquids or smoke while holding the baby.
• Avoid overexposure to the sun.
• Keep toys with small parts or other small or sharp objects out of the baby’s reach.