safety

Would You Try These Hands-Off Baby Swimming Lessons?

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As we get into the swing of summer, water safety is becoming high-priority for parents. You know your kids should take swimming lessons, and chances are you've heard of all sorts of baby-and-me swim classes that help acclimate your infant to the water. But that means you have to go in the water... With Infant Self-Rescue courses, you are not only... read more

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Should Avoid During Pregnancy

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New research suggests that many women -- pregnant or not -- aren't really aware of the toxins that they need to avoid if they wish to have children (healthy ones, at least). Sure, we know to avoid drinking and cigarettes, but those things are pretty much common sense. Obstetricians across the country, however, are realizing... read more

Is Baby’s Crib Mattress Safe? Here’s What You Need to Know

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A brand new analysis of 20 new and old crib mattresses sold in the US, containing polyurethane foam and polyester foam padding, release significant amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are harmful to baby's health. The study, led by a team of environmental engineers from the University of Texas as Austin, read more

Some Moms Want Separate Offices for Non-Vaccinated Babies at the Doctor — Do You?

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In the midst of a New York City-wide measles outbreak (so far there have been 19 confirmed patients with the highly contagious virus), parents and doctors are coming forward, suggesting dozens of different ways to handle the situation. In an article that appeared on Slate, Sydney Spiesel, a practicing pediatric doctor, wondered aloud... read more

Latest Study Reveals Parents Are Spanking Earlier Than Ever

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Apparently, parents are skipping time out and going straight for spanking. A new study, conducted by the University of Michigan, revealed that 30 percent of one-year-old babies had been spanked at least once in the past month by either their mom, dad or by both parents. To put it in perspective, that's just... read more

The Government Is Ordering Graco to Explain Why Infant Car Seats Weren’t Included In Their Recall

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After Graco issued a recall on 3.8 million of their car safety seats last month due to faulty seat buckles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now ordering the company to explain why the recall didn't include 1.8 million infant seats too, according to the NY Times. Graco is reportedly... read more

New Stroller Guidelines Will Make Your Gear Safer Than Ever: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Because the CPSC received so many safety-related reports of children under four years old being injured by their strollers, they've released a new safety standard that will take effect in September of 2015. After reports totaled more than 1,300 incidents (including four deaths, 14 hospitalizations and about 391 injuries) from January of 2008... read more

Recall Alert! Plum Organics World Baby Pouch Products

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Make way for another recall! The FDA announced that Plum Organics voluntarily recalled two varieties of its World Baby line of pouch products. The products were recalled because of periodic damage made to the plastic spouts on the pouches during manufacturing. Here’s what you need to know:

There is a possibility that spouts could loosen, detach...

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Recall Alert! Infantino Teething Toys

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The CPSC announced a recall on 191,000 Go Gaga Squeeze and Teethe Coco the Monkey Teethers by Infantino. The teethers, sold exclusively at Target stores, pose a choking hazard to young children because the tail of the monkey detaches. Here's what you need to know: The recalled monkey is made of soft orange... read more

Recall Alert! Graco Car Seats [UPDATED]

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UPDATED March 13: Graco has added 403,222 seats to the recall, including: 2006 through 2014 Argos 70 Elite, Ready Ride, Step 2, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, My Size 70, Head Wise 70 with Safety Surround, Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Plus, and Smart Seat with Safety Surround. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just... read more