baby safety

Has Your Family Been Burned After Using This Sunscreen?

Sunburn from The Honest Company sunscreenThe Honest Company/Amazon
Sold out online, The Honest Company's popular sunscreen is touted for being non-toxic and eco-friendly. But it might not be effective. A string of consumers have posted serious complaints regarding serious burns after using The Honest Company sunscreen. The company, co-founded by Jessica Alba, is known for its non-toxic products and ethical consumerism. The... Read more

Watch Officer Smash Car Window To Rescue Toddler From Hot Minivan

Police officer rescuing toddler from hot carRafael Rodriguez II
By the time New Jersey's Bergen County Sheriff’s officer Rich Carrion found the little girl locked in a hot car yesterday afternoon, she was already drenched in sweat. A crowd had gathered around the minivan in the Costco parking lot and a store employee alerted police, leading to the dramatic rescue caught on video. https://www.facebook.com/rafael.rodriguezii.3/videos/vb.100004960777839/483249651850390/?type=2&theater Carrion used... Read more

This New Car Seat—The Answer To Babies Being Left In Hot Cars?

EvenFlo SensorSafe car seatWalmart
The latest in wearable technology? Your car seat. And Evenflo is suggesting it will save lives using something called SensorSafe technology. The Evenflo Embrace DLX Infant Car Seat ($150, exclusively at Walmart) comes with a sensor that clips onto baby's chest. Thanks to a receiver that plugs into your car, Wi-Fi establishes an electronic link... Read more

IKEA Doubles Down On Child Safety

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IKEA is urging customers to take extra safety precautions when it comes to their kids. The store is issuing free wall anchoring kits for several chests and dressers to promote the practice of securing heavy furniture, preventing tip-overs. This move comes after two children were killed in separate incidents of MALM chests tipping over. Additionally,... Read more

Even Carrie Underwood Locked Her Baby In The Car

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Carrie Underwood was definitely blown away by her dogs' antics on Saturday. The singer tweeted that Ace and Penny inadvertently locked themselves, and her baby, in the car. https://twitter.com/carrieunderwood/status/619899936566423552 And to think those two were responsible for Underwood's pregnancy announcement! It was uncle to the rescue for baby Isaiah, 5 months. Underwood... Read more

Asbestos Investigation: The Brands You Need To Avoid

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Yikes! Several children's products -- crayons and toy crime scene fingerprint kits -- were found to contain asbestos. You know that's not good, but why, exactly? Asbestos -- a naturally-occuring mineral fiber previously used in things like building materials  -- contains fibers that can be lodged in the lungs for a long time after inhaled. That... Read more

One Year Later, Parents' Vaccine Views Are Changing

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Vaccines have taken center stage in the United States this year -- and the more headlines they make, the more parents support them, says a national poll. The National Poll on Children's Health, released by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, asked parents across the United States how their views of vaccinations have changed from 2014... Read more

Recall Alert! Otteroo Baby Floats

Otteroo float recallOtteroo
Otteroo Corp. is recalling 3,000 of its baby floats: circular floatation devices that fit snuggly around babies' necks and allow them to keep comfortably keep afloat in the pool or tub. While the sight of a baby's neck wrapped in a float is alarming at first, the product -- already popular in Asia -- has drawn... Read more

Would You Drive Safer If Kids Gave You Directions?

kids recording voices for GPS appWaze via YouTube
Maybe a British woman voices your GPS. Maybe it's even Sean Connery. But if it were a four year old, would you feel compelled to drive a little more cautiously? That's what Waze, the popular navigation app, is hoping as it adds kids ages 3 through 12 to the options of driving guide... Read more

Liquid Laundry Pods: A Rising Household Danger

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Thirty kids per day. That's the rate of kids requiring medical attention because of a surprising household danger -- liquid laundry detergent pods. Sure, those little pods make the laundry process just a little bit more efficient (or if you're trekking to a laundromat, your load a little lighter). But if you have kids... Read more