baby injuries

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

2017-09-06T15:45:28+00:00March 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 [...]

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

2017-04-17T11:53:36+00:00November 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 [...]

Swaddling and SIDS: About that alarming study …

2018-06-12T19:08:41+00:00May 13th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Swaddling, the art of snugly wrapping an infant in a garment for warmth and security, is a go-to for sleep-deprived parents the world over. Baby expert upon sleep guru upon wise grandma will recommend it. It's the first of the storied "5 S's" in the "Happiest Baby" method, parenting guru Harvey Karp's technique for [...]