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FDA Warning – Infant Sleep Positioners carry risk of suffocation

2017-12-04T15:16:23+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Tags: , , |

FDA is reminding parents and caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioners. These products—sometimes also called “nests” or “anti-roll” products—can cause suffocation (a struggle to breathe) that can lead to death. To reduce the risk of sleep-related infant deaths, including accidental suffocation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends [...]

Everyday and popular baby products linked to thousands of injuries every year

2017-09-06T15:45:28+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Tags: , |

Recently, CNN carried an article about a study that linked baby carriers, cribs and strollers to thousands of injuries every year. Tens of thousands of these products have been recalled. Most injuries are the result of falls from the product in use. Data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System were retrospectively analyzed for children aged [...]

Very special little boxes…

2017-09-06T17:26:02+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , |

A newly launched Kiwi charity that gifts very special boxes to babies in need is this week celebrating giving away more than 80 boxes. BabyStart is based on a concept first introduced in Finland in 1938, which gives expectant parents a cardboard box full of useful items to make their early months easier and [...]

A grim warning

2017-09-06T17:24:10+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Never ever, ever leave your baby unattended! A baby tragically died after being left alone on a changing table, but not because she fell off — Laci Lynn Taylor's 3-month-old baby passed away after suffocating on the table while unattended. According to Des Moines, IA, police, the infant rolled over, compressed her neck [...]

Honest Co.’s Organic Baby Powder Recalled

2017-04-17T11:50:25+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Jessica Alba's Honest Company issued a voluntary recall of their organic baby powder due to possible contamination. In a statement on their website, the company said that the contamination was discovered during routine testing. Christopher Gavigan, co-founder of the company, said in a video posted on the company's website, “Possible contamination with some microorganisms [...]

Child Safety Group Names 2016’s ’10 Worst Toys’

2017-04-17T11:53:36+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Ahead of the holiday season, Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm shared its annual list of nominees for “10 Worst Toys of 2016," including a baby doll that plays peek-a-boo, a "slimeball slinger" and a Flying Heroes Superman launcher. According to the group, in the past two years 19 toys have been recalled for [...]

Sudden infant death syndrome: New safe sleep guidelines issued

2017-04-04T18:16:10+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

At this week's American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco, CA, the organization present a new policy statement with updated guidelines to make an infant's sleep environment safer. "We know that parents may be overwhelmed with a new baby in the home, and we want to provide them with [...]

Study: Parents not following safe sleep advice for infants

2017-04-04T18:37:33+00:00 August 18th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

Many infants are sleeping in unsafe positions and locations, especially if they are moved in the middle of the night, according to a new study. Researchers found parents are shirking safe sleep practices for babies even when being video recorded. “Although safe sleep messages have been emphasized for years, our data suggest that parents [...]