You child will spend a lot of time in the nursery. To help keep them safe while in the room, here are some helpful tips:
Use Safety Straps. Always use the safety strap on your baby’s changing table and never leave a baby alone on the changing table. Even at young ages babies can move suddenly and flip over the edge of a high surface. Look for a changing table with a guardrail and keep diapering supplies within your reach but beyond your child’s reach.
Safely store disposable diapers. If you use disposable diapers, keep them out of your baby’s reach and cover them with clothing when they are wearing them. A child can suffocate if they tear off pieces of the plastic liner and eats them.
Avoid powders. Baby powders containing talcum can harm your baby’s lungs if they’re inhaled.
Take crib precautions. Keep your baby’s crib free of small objects. Always put your baby to sleep on his or her back and not on a soft comforter or pillow. Don’t allow your baby to sleep with loose blankets.
Watch you box lids. If you use a toy box, look for one with no top, a light-weight lid, or sliding doors or panels. If you have a toy box with a hinged lid, make sure it has lid support for any angle to which it’s opened. In addition, look for a toy box with ventilation holes, in case your child gets trapped inside it. Don’t block ventilation holes by storing the toy box against the wall. Rounded edges are also a plus.
Mayo Clinic Guide to your Baby’s First Year