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

• Get down on the floor and check for hazards at the baby's eye level.
• Use a rear-facing infant car seat that is properly secured in the back seat of the automobile at all times when in the car.
• 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.
• Empty buckets, tubs, or small pools immediately after use. Ensure that swimming pools have a foursided fence with a self-closing, self-latching gate.
• Use sunscreens of at least SPF (Sun Protection Factor) 15 any time the infant will be outdoors for 10 to 15 minutes or more. Regardless of labeled instructions or claims, always reapply sunscreens hourly when outdoors for a long period of time.