Dr. M.J. Bazos, MD,
6 Month Old
• 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
• Test the water temperature
with your wrist to make sure it is not too hot before bathing the
• 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
• Empty buckets, tubs, or small
pools immediately after use. Ensure that swimming pools have a foursided fence
with a self-closing, self-latching
• 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.