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Parenthood feels a bit like watching your heart exist outside of your body. It’s a beautiful experience that’s also slightly anxiety-inducing at times. It’s our motherly instinct to want to do everything in our power to keep our children safe. While occasional bumps and sniffles are inevitable, there are clear steps to take that can protect your child in certain situations—including safe sleep, feeding and car seat practices.
To help you confidently look out for your baby’s safety, Motherly partnered with Target to bring you the Baby Safety Class. Led by Dr. Mona Amin, a board-certified pediatrician and mom, this virtual, on-demand class gives a helpful overview of key things to know before their little one’s arrival. Throughout the class, Dr. Mona also shares her personal recommendations for baby products such as bassinets, bottles and car seats. (Just scroll down to view those!)
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As new research emerged, safe sleep recommendations changed in the past few decades. So, as much as you may love and trust her, this is not the subject to ask your grandmother about! In this class, Dr. Mona lays out the best practices for sleep surfaces, swaddling, pacifier use and more.
New babies eat like it’s their job. (And, arguably, it is!) Learning how to look out for your baby’s health with safe feeding practices is essential. Dr. Mona discusses what you need to know about formula or breast milk storage, bottle selection and cleaning, and tips for safety during feedings.
Correctly installing a car seat is the first step to keeping your baby safe in the car—but it doesn’t stop there. In this class, Dr. Mona uses visual aids to explain how to safely strap your baby into their car seat. Along with guidelines for car seat placement and recommendations for infant and convertible seats, Dr. Mona will help every new parent feel confident about car seat safety.
The Baby Safety Class is available now—and you can replay it on your own schedule.