baby safety

'Underwater Babies' Is Our New Favorite Book

underwater babySeth Casteel
Photographer Seth Casteel has already done adorable portraits of dogs and puppies underwater, so his natural next step was documenting tiny humans in their very first plunges underwater. Casteel's book Underwater Babies contains over 70 photos of babies in the midst of supervised swimming lessons. The photographer told the Huffington Post that the babies,... Read more

AAP: Measure Children's Medicine in Milliliters

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Better brush up on your understanding of the metric system; pediatricians are calling for children’s liquid medicines to only be measured in metric units. The push comes as an initiative to reduce overdoses associated with mixups of teaspoons and tablespoons. Overdoses send tens of thousands of kids to the emergency room each year. "Even though we... Read more

Police Offers Skip Ticket, Buy Car Seat for Family in Need

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Officers James Hodges and Jason Pavlige are being deemed heroes for their response to a call regarding child safety a month ago. But these Michigan cops maintain they were just doing their jobs. A McDonald's employee alerted police after a family drove through the restaurant and their baby wasn't safely secured in a car seat. Officers Hodges and... Read more

Scan This: Easy to Install (and Adjust) Convertible Car Seat — See It In Action! (WATCH)

Chicco NextFit

Once baby outgrows that handy, tote-able infant car seat, you'll need a convertible seat -- and the new Chicco NextFit is an awesome choice! It's easy to install in a wide range of cars. Hey, easy-to-install means you're more likely to do it right. Plus, you'll stress less about having to switch it to...

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Is Your Play Yard Safe? Check Out These New Rules

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At the end of next week, February 28th, all manufacturers and importers of infant and toddler play yards are required to test their play yards prior to retail to ensure that they meet new federal safety standards. This means play yards must have: --Side rails that do not form a sharp V shape... Read more

How to Keep Baby Safe this Holiday Season (VIDEO)

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With Christmas right around the corner, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of shopping, baking, and wrapping the mounds of gifts you picked out for your little guy. But you definitely shouldn't forget about baby’s safety in the midst of all the holiday craziness! From hanging childproof decorations on your... Read more

What I Learned From the Babyproofing Pro: My Home Is a Death Trap

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I thought our home was relatively safe. There’s no pool in the backyard, no loaded guns lying around, and our television has a V-Chip to ensure no visitors are accidentally exposed to Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Then Arvey Levinsohn, an Advanced Certified Professional Childproofer and owner of A & H Childproofers, paid me... Read more

Nearly 3/4ths of Child Car Seats Are Installed Incorrectly — Make Sure Yours Isn’t One of Them

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It's Child Passenger Safety Week, which means it's a really good time to double-check that your child's car seat will keep him as safe as possible in an accident. Pretty confident it already is? Well, according to Safe Kids, nearly 73 percent of kids' seats are improperly installed (even though 90 percent of... Read more

Why I’ll Still Use the Bumbo After the Recall — and What Worries Me (a Little) About It

Bumbo Recall
One of my first thoughts when I became pregnant was that I would finally be able to buy a Bumbo seat, those funny little pod-like chairs for infants. I’d seen my friends use them with their babies and thought they were adorable. We started using the seat with our son, Harry, when he was about... Read more

Time to Babyproof the Laundry Room! Detergent Capsules Are a Huge Risk

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Those little laundry detergent capsules may make throwing in a load of laundry a lot less messy (no powder or liquid spills!) but it's important for parents to be aware that, to a child, they look like candy -- when really, they're poison. The American Association of Poison Control Centers reports that there's been a... Read more