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    15 Life-Or-Death Things Everyone Needs To Know Before They Care For An Infant

    Babies under 12 months of age should never have plain water.

    It's time we all learned some very important facts about infants (babies under 1 year of age). To find out what we should know about these tiny humans, BuzzFeed spoke to Kara Fine, MD, who is a pediatrician at the Mayo Clinic.

    1. You should never give honey to a baby under 12 months of age.

    2. Nothing should be in an infant's crib before they are 1 year of age — not even a blanket.

    3. And you should always lay an infant on their back when they are sleeping or napping.

    4. You should never give a baby under 1 year of age cow's milk.

    5. And you should never give water to an infant under 6 months of age.

    6. You should never swaddle a baby's legs too tightly.

    7. You should never let an infant fall asleep in inclined sleeping devices.

    8. You should never let an infant ride in an expired car seat.

    9. And a child should remain rear-facing in their car seat until they're at least 1 year old.

    10. Infants under 2 months of age who have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher need emergency attention.

    11. The soft spot on an infant's head might be able to tell you if the baby is dehydrated or if something is going on intercranially.

    12. You should never give an infant under 2 months of age acetaminophen (Tylenol), or an infant under 6 months of age ibuprofen (Advil).

    13. You shouldn't give a baby benzocaine products — like Orajel — to help with teething.

    14. You should never prop up a baby's bottle to feed them.

    15. People who are actively coughing or have a fever or a runny nose shouldn't be around a newborn until their symptoms have been gone for at least two days.

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