Properly Install Car Seats With Belt Secured For Every Trip

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Properly install car seats with belt secured for every trip: rear facing until 1 yea and weight 20 lb; baby should go home in a car seat; Never place infant in the front seat of a car with an airbag
Do not leave child unattended in the car
Babies should sleep on their backs to decrease the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Never microwave a bottle because hot spots can cause burns
Never prop baby’s bottle to feed
Do not give babies solid food that that may become lodged in the airway; some such foods are grapes, nuts and hotdogs
Protect newborns skin from excessive sunlight; avoid direct sunlight for the first 6 months
Have emergency numbers readily available; can be kept near the phone or programmed into the phone
Keep small
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Some health promotion points are:

Immunizations: Begin immunization as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); it is extremely important to emphasize immunization to parents. Though newborns get some passive immunity from their mothers it only lasts about 3 months and does not cover all diseases. Newborns receive their first hepatitis B vaccines at birth. Michelle will be given a vaccination schedule for the remaining vaccines in the series along with information on upcoming vaccines. At 2 months old, the baby will receive the second Hepatitis B, the first Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine and the first inactivated poliovirus (IPV) vaccine. At 4 months the baby will receive the second DTaP and IPV vaccines. And at 6 months the 3rd in the series for each vaccine including the 3rd
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