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1Baby think it over Community Volunteer Journal Budget Worksheet
2Car Seat SafetyIT’S THE LAW. Everyone who rides in a vehicle is required to use safety restraints. Adults use seatbelts, and children to small to be protected by a seatbelt rides in a car seat (infants use infant seats)There are many brands and types of car seats available.Infant only seat: birth to approx. 20 pounds and 12 months.Convertible seat: converts rear-facing for infants to forward-facing toddlers over one year and at least 20 poundsBooster seat: over 40 pounds and 4 years old.
3Car Seat SafetyInfant car seats allow the baby to be positioned at an incline, not in a sitting positionIn an infant car seat, the baby faces the rear of the car, not the front.A car seat, whether for an infant or an older child, must always be secured to the seat with a seat belt. If not secured, the car seat can be thrown during a collision or a sudden stop.
4Car Seat SafetyChildren of all ages, including infants, should NEVER be placed in the front seat with a passenger-side air bag.Any loose objects can be deadly in a sudden stop or accident.Do not give baby hard or long pointed items suck as an ice cream stick or lollipop.
5Car Seat Safety Quiz1. Explain why car seats are suitable/ not suitable at various spaces in the car.A. Air bagB. OKC,D,E. Not safe facing forward2. Infant car seats are usually suitable for infants up to what weight?A. 10 poundsB. 20 poundsC. 30 pounds3. What objects should not be given to a baby to play with while riding?A. Sharp objectsB. Heavy objectsC. Long pointed objects, such as a lollipop, ice cream stick or penD. All of the above4. If buying a used car safety seat, you should be sure that it was manufactured after what date?A. January 1, 1981B. July 1, 1981C. January 1, 19845. In case of recall notices, the seat should be registered with who?A. DoctorB. The manufacturerC. No one6. Infants should ride facing the back of the vehicle until they are at least what weight and how many months old?A. 30 lbs., 24 monthsB. 20 lbs., 12 monthsC. 15 lbs., 6 months7. How is an infant seat secured into the car?___With a seatbelt___
6Sudden Infant Death Syndrome/ SIDS Baby Think It Over had been designed to help educate about SIDS. The crying that results from placing the baby on its tummy occurs to draw attention to the fact that real babies should be put to sleep on their backs.SIDS usually affects babies age 3 weeks to 4 months. It affects more boys than girls, and most death occur during the fall, winter and spring.
7SIDS Back to Sleep… Bedding… Whether for a nap or to bed for the night, a baby should usually be put to sleep on its back.Bedding…A baby should sleep on a firm mattress or surface. Don’t use fluffy blankets or comforters under the baby.
8SIDS Smoke-Free Zone… Soft Toys… Provide a smoke-free zone around your baby. Don’t let ANYONE smoke around your baby.Soft Toys…Don’t place soft stuffed toys or pillows in the crib or bassinette with an infant. Some babies have smothered from such toys.
9SIDS Quiz 1. SIDS is: S_sudden__ I_infant___ D_death___ S_syndrome___ 2. SIDS usually affects babies what age?A. Newborn to 2 weeksB. 1 week to 1 yearC. 3 weeks to 4 monthsD. 2 weeks to 2 years3. Most deaths from SIDS occurs in:A. SpringB. SummerC. FallD. Winter4. In what position should a baby be placed for sleep? __On its back_____5. An infant should NOT sleep on a:A. PillowB. Soft blanketC. Firm mattressD. Waterbed6. What kind of toys should not be put in bed with a sleeping infant?A. Hard toysB. Soft toysC. Dolls7. What should the “zone” around an infant be free of to reduce the risk of SIDS?A. DrinkingB. SmokingC. Drugs8. Parents of an infant should be aware of how to reduce the chances of SIDS. Who else should know these safety rules?A. BabysitterB. FamilyC. FriendsD. All of the above
10Shaken Baby SyndromeShaken Baby Syndrome is the medical term used to describe violent shaking of a baby and the injuries caused by such shaking.An infant’s head is large and heavy, while the neck is very weak. When a baby is shaken, the brain is tossed around inside the skull and the tiny blood vessels that connect the brain to the skull can tear.
11Shaken Baby Syndrome Shaking a baby may result in: Swelling of the brainHemorrhage (bleeding) in the brainMetal retardationHearing lossSpeech difficultiesParalysisSeizuresDeath
12Shaken Baby SyndromeShaking usually happens because the person caring for the baby becomes frustrated when they are unable to stop the baby’s crying.The important thing to remember is that you must stay calm and NEVER, NEVER shake the baby.
13Shaken Baby Syndrome Never shake the baby… Take several deep breaths and count slowly to ten. Take several more deep breaths.Read a poem that gives you inspirationPut the baby in a safe place, then leave the room for a few minutes.Create a new, distracting noise to get the baby’s attention (such as a blender or a vacuum cleaner)Close your eyes and think of something pleasant, like your favorite place.
14Shaken Baby Syndrome Never shake the baby… Ask someone else to help. If you are alone, call someone to come and help.Try hugging and cuddling. Sometimes very young infants can be comforted by carrying them around in a snugly.Gentle motion may help. A baby swing that offers proper head support. Or taking a ride in a car sometimes helps baby.
15Review Caring for Baby is a big responsibility. Remember to Pick up and drop Baby off on timeKeep Baby safe and comfortableRecord in your journal/diarySign up for Baby when you know your schedule permits appropriate care.
16Library Tasks: Community Volunteer Journal Baby Simulation Journal Budget Worksheet Budgeting for an infant can hold many surprises!Clothing:Diapers, undershirts etc.Feeding:Bibs, food etc.Toiletries:Shampoo, Wipes etc.Equipment:Crib, high chair etc.Other supplies:Blankets, bumper pads etc.Safety supplies:Latches, gatesMedical:Health insurance, vitamins etc