Keeping baby safe

Photo: Roseline Olivier-Pilon

There are many laws, codes, and regulations designed to protect children’s health and safety. These include the Québec Highway Safety Code and Canada’s Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations. Organizations such as the Canadian Paediatric Society and the Québec Lifesaving Society also make recommendations.

Injuries are a leading cause of doctor’s visits and death among children. It is essential to be vigilant and never underestimate the natural curiosity that constantly drives children to explore their environment. You can reduce the risk of injury by following basic safety principles and taking a few precautions.

This chapter includes

  • Babyproofing tips
  • Advice on preventing accidents and using your safety reflexes
  • Information about protecting your child from natural elements like the sun and insect bites.