Use a rear-facing–only car safety seat in the back seat of all vehicles.
Have your baby’s car safety seat rear facing until she reaches the highest weight or height allowed by the car safety seat’s manufacturer. In most cases, this will be well past the second birthday.
Never put your baby in the front seat of a vehicle that has a passenger airbag.
Your baby’s safety depends on you. Always wear your lap and shoulder seat belt. Never drive after drinking alcohol or using drugs. Never text or use a cell phone while driving.
Never leave your baby alone in the car. Start habits that prevent you from ever forgetting your baby in the car, such as putting your cell phone in the back seat.
If it is necessary to keep a gun in your home, store it unloaded and locked with the ammunition locked separately.
Place gates at the top and bottom of stairs.
Don’t leave heavy or hot things on tablecloths that your baby could pull over.
Put barriers around space heaters and keep electrical cords out of your baby’s reach.
Never leave your baby alone in or near water, even in a bath seat or ring. Be within arm’s reach at all times.
Keep poisons, medications, and cleaning supplies locked up and out of your baby’s sight and reach.
Put the Poison Help line number into all phones, including cell phones. Call if you are worried your baby has swallowed something harmful.
Install operable window guards on windows at the second story and higher. Operable means that, in an emergency, an adult can open the window.
Keep furniture away from windows.
Keep your baby in a high chair or playpen when in the kitchen.