baby safety

Choose & Use – JPMA Baby Safety Month, 2018

2018-09-18T10:04:09+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

September is Baby Safety Month. This JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association) sponsored event is an annual, month long awareness program to educate parents and caregivers on the importance of the safe use and selection of juvenile products. The 2018 theme, Choose and Use, revolves around learning and teaching parents and consumers about how to choose [...]

Playards Safety – Dos and Don’ts

2018-09-17T18:45:44+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Safety first. Everything else, next. Our moms probably used them for us. Back then, they were called playpens. Nowadays, we like to call them playards. Whatever be the name, playards can be extraordinarily convenient when you want to keep your baby safe while get a few things done. But there is a caveat. Of [...]

Baby toys and how to choose them

2017-09-07T15:47:04+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Just because they're toys, it doesn't mean they are all safe! Well duh! Of course not. That's just stating the obvious. We all know this. With the millions and millions of toys and games inundating the marketplace, it is inevitable that a lot of nasties are lurking there. But how often do we [...]

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 [...]

GM unveils new feature to prevent child deaths in hot cars

2017-04-04T18:40:13+00:00 June 18th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Parents think they would never forget their children, yet in a world filled with distractions, they sometimes do, and with tragic results. General Motors (GM) is introducing a new feature on the 2017 GMC Acadia to help prevent such tragedies. Much like a seat belt reminder, a warning tone will sound and a reminder [...]

Safe Sleep for Babies – by AAP & CPSC

2017-09-06T15:54:36+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

The safest place for a baby to sleep is in a safe crib. A safe crib is one that meets CPSC’s strong federal safety standards. This includes a clutter-free crib - meaning no pillows, heavy quilts, thick blankets, pillow-like stuffed toys or other large stuffed toys and no child carrying devices, recliners or sleep positioners.