Dr. M.J. Bazos, MD,
9 Month Old
• Get down on the floor and check for
hazards at baby's eye level.
Continue to use an infant car seat until the child is one year of
• Continue to 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 him alone in a tub of water or on high places such as changing tables,
beds, sofas, or chairs. Always keep one hand on the
• Continue to empty buckets,
tubs, or small pools immediately after use. Ensure that swimming pools have a
four-sided fence with a self-closing, self-latching
• Continue to keep the baby's
environment free of smoke. Keep the home and car nonsmoking
• Do not drink hot liquids or
smoke while holding the baby.
not leave heavy objects or containers of hot liquids on tables with tablecloths
that the baby may pull down.
overexposure to the sun.
plastic plugs in electrical
• Keep toys with small parts
or other small or sharp objects out of
• Keep sharp objects (e.g.,
scissors, knives) out of reach.
Keep all poisonous substances, medicines, cleaning agents, health and beauty
aids, and paints and paint solvents locked in a safe place out of the baby's
sight and reach. Never store poisonous substances in empty jars or soda bottles.
Keep Syrup of Ipecac in the home to be used as directed by the poison control
center or the health professional. Keep the number of the poison control center
near the telephone.
• Do not give the
infant plastic bags, latex balloons, or small objects such as
• Install safety devices on
drawers and cabinets where the infant may
• Install gates at the top and
bottom of stairs, and place safety devices on windows. Do not use an infant
walker at any age.
• Lower the crib
• Avoid dangling electrical
and drapery cords. Ensure that appliances are
• Keep pet food and
dishes out of reach. Do not permit the baby to approach the dog while the dog is
• Learn child cardiopulmonary
early signs of illness: Fever, Failure to eat, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Dehydration,
Unusual irritability, Lethargy, Petechiae, Cough, and