Is your home safe for your baby or child? Read our child proofing tips, household tips, child safety articles and search for toy and child product recalls. From the beginning of a child's life, products intended for a child must be selected with safety in mind. Parents and caretakers of babies and young children need to be aware of many potential hazards in the child's environment hazards from incorrect use of products or with products not well designed for their intended purpose.
These safety guides from the trusted U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission will help you shop with confidence.
An infant back carrier can make it easier to go shopping, walking or hiking with a baby. However, framed back carriers should not be used before a baby is 4 to 5 months old. Find out how to choose and use an infant carrier safely.
Bassinets & Cradles
Bassinets and cradles are a good choice if you want to keep baby close to you at night. Read our safety guide to learn how to choose and maintain a cradle or bassinet safely.
Baby cribs are involved in more accidents each year than any other piece of furniture in your baby's nursery. These simple safety guidelines and tips can help keep your baby from harm.
Gates & Enclosures
Baby gates are used at the top and bottom of stairs or in open doorways to prevent toddlers from falling or entering unsafe areas. But some baby gates themselves are dangerous.
Check your existing high chair for safety or learn how to buy the safest high chair possible. Also, read the safety tips on how to use your high chair properly and safely.
New mesh-sided playpens with drop-sides have warning labels that alert parents and others never to leave infants in playpens with sides in the down position. Be aware that older mesh playpens or cribs do not have these warning labels.
Rattles, teethers and squeezable toys are perhaps the most common baby toys to be found in your home. Take care that your infant's toys do not pose a choking hazard by following these helpful tips.
Never leave a child unattended in a stroller, especially when the baby is asleep. Improper use of a stroller can cause harm to your child. These tips will ensure that you and your child have a safe and enjoyable experience with your stroller.
Toy storage boxes, trunks, wicker chests and wooden storage chests are all used to hold your infants toys. Be aware and informed of the potential harm these could cause your infant. Learn how to keep your baby safe during play time.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that more children are injured in baby walkers than with any other nursery product. These helpful tips will help keep your baby safe.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
Provided by the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
SIDS is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant younger than one year old. It is the leading cause of death in children between one month and one year of age. Always place your baby on his or her Back to Sleep, even for naps. This is the safest sleep position for a healthy baby to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Babies placed on their stomachs to sleep are much more likely to die of SIDS than babies placed on their backs to sleep. Click here to learn more about SIDS and how to prevent it.
Infant First Aid
Basic first-aid techniques every parent should know.
Giving Medicine to Infants and Children
Safety measures for administering medicine.
Print out a guide to your baby's vaccinations.
The Top Five Mistakes Parents Make With Car Seats
Common car-seat mistakes and how to correct them.
We present guidelines for choosing a safe sunblock product and using it wisely on your baby.
Winter Warning About Whooping Cough
Information about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
How to Use a Humidifier Safely
Choosing, placing, using, and cleaning a humidifier safely.
Infant Nail Care
How to safely give baby a manicure and pedicure.
Car Seat Safety
A car seat is one of the most important products you'll purchase as a new parent.
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