baby safety

What's A Baby Hair Tourniquet, And How Can You Prevent It?

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Hair can end up in some pretty annoying places: your mouth, your food, the back of your shirt, on all of your socks. Luckily, you can do something about these pesky strands. Baby, however, is going to need a little help. And as one family learned, if it ends up in the wrong place, that... Read more

Viral Photo Emphasizes Baby Shopping Cart Safety

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"So this just happened," the Facebook post begins, summing up the shock one Ohio mom felt. Lindsey Wisnewski took to Facebook to share a scary photo demonstrating the danger of placing an infant car seat in a shopping cart. Wisnewski's baby was completely unharmed, safe in a baby carrier as the shopping cart tipped over. But... Read more

A Bullfighting Baby? Matador Puts Baby In Risky Position

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Francisco Rivera Ordóñez has spent years in the ring, but he's now part of a much more public fight. The Spanish dad, a fourth generation bullfighter, is under fire after posting an Instagram of himself holding his baby girl next to a bull. In addition to social media outrage, the photo has sparked an investigation from a child welfare... Read more

Photo Evidence That Car Seats Save Lives

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A car crash in Washington could have ended much worse for one mom and her two young boys. But luckily, some bumps, bruises and broken bones are the only injuries sustained. Let's take a closer look at what happened. Wondering how this...   ...could possibly emerge from this? Read more

The Car Seat Mistakes Parents Make Before They Leave The Hospital

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We say it all the time: Car seat installation is hard. And we're not saying that to make you feel better about your struggle. It's literally difficult for almost all new parents out there; a new study found 95 percent of parents make at least one mistake while installing the car seat. The... Read more

How Winter Coats Can Be Dangerous For Baby

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Bundling up baby is one of the few precautions you can take against winter temperatures. But under certain circumstances, a big puffy coat can actually become hazardous. It has to do with car seat safety. And as we know, car seats are already fickle enough, since they're not designed for universal use in... Read more

Could Crib Bumpers Soon Be Banned?

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That cute, padded, crib decor? Totally unnecessary and totally dangerous. You may already know that the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission considers crib bumpers a big no-no, citing reports that 52 infants died from bumper-related incidents between 1990 and 2010. Yet a new study found bumper deaths have spiked in recent years, prompting researchers to call... Read more

Functional Baby Gear That Won't Change Your Style

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Parenthood will change you. You can swear off all the Raffi and Paw Patrol you want, but at the end of the day, you, too, will be singing and bouncing along to The Wiggles to keep baby happy. While your child's interests, playgroups, toys and gear will become a huge part of your life, a major takeaway from... Read more

Are Booster Seats Safe?

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Turns out parents are even worse at installing booster seats than car seats. Following news from Ohio State College of Medicine that over 30 percent of car seats aren't the proper size for the cars in which they're installed, researchers at the University of Michigan took a look at car seat safety for older kids.... Read more

Infant Etiquette: Beware Of Giving Baby Kisses

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There are some good old staples of baby etiquette. Sanitize your hands before holding baby. Don't ask a new mom if she's breastfeeding. And don't even think about asking if she wants another. Add keeping the smooches to a minimum to the list. UK mom Claire Henderson shared a photo of her daughter,... Read more