10 Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe


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overwhelmed by all the choices and
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advice from friends and relatives about
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your new baby what to do what to buy
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here is some advice for new parents from
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the US Consumer Product Safety
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Commission about nursery product safety
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good news baby products are a lot safer
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today than when your parents were making
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these same decisions now here are 10
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important safety tips you need to know
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when shopping for baby products and
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preparing your home for a new baby
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number one start with a crib that meets
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CPSC safety standards
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the strongest crib standards in the
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world new cribs don’t have dangerous
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drop sides they’re sturdier and are
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required to be tested before they reach
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your nursery check the manufacture date
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on any crib to make sure it’s
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manufactured after June 2011 that’s when
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the new safety standards became
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mandatory number two if space or cost is
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a concern or if you’re traveling you
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could use a play yard as a portable
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sleeping space more good news CPSC
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strengthened the standard for play yards
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made after February 2013 like your crib
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check the play yard for a label that
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includes the manufacture dates and use
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only the mattress sold with the play
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yard don’t put extra pads or pillows
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under the baby this can create a gap
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where baby can become trapped and
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suffocate
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CPSC work to make play yards a safe
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alternative to cribs and now they are
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number three for your baby sleep
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environment we say Bayer is best
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everything comes out of the crib except
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for the baby in a fitted sheet
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never add pillows quilts or comforters
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in any Krita bassinet or play yard
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instead quilts and comforters can be
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used as wall hangings just be sure to
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keep them out of your baby sleep space
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number four as recommended by the
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American Academy of Pediatrics always
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place your baby on his or her back in a
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crib bassinet or play yard that meets
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current standards again never place the
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baby on top of pillows or add additional
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padding to the sleep space proper
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placement of the crib can prevent a
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life-or-death situation this next tip is
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key with newborns and children during
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their first year who can reach and pull
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themselves up number five never place a
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crib near a window a child can grab a
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window blind cord or worse become
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entangled you should know that every
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month a child dies from a window cord
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wrapped around his or her neck now that
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you have created a safer sleep space for
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your baby here’s what you need to
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remember when shopping for other baby
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products and preparing your home for a
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new baby number six
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beware of cords we mentioned keeping the
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crib away from windows for a couple of
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reasons
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use cordless blinds as a safer
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alternative they are now available in
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stores near you and be aware of baby
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monitor cords did you know that a baby
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can grab a monitor cord get tangled in
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it and strangle so keep baby monitors
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and cords at least three feet away from
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the crib number seven high chairs are
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convenient for feeding time but always
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use the safety straps and pay attention
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making sure the permanent restraint is
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between your baby’s legs these
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restraints prevent children from
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slipping and strangling on the highchair
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tray number eight you probably know that
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when toddlers start to crawl or walk
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your home has to be retrofitted for
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their safety
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this includes anchoring televisions and
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furniture unanchored furniture and
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televisions can topple over onto
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children to climb or explore there are
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inexpensive ways to anchor the furniture
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it only takes a few minutes to do and
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can save your child’s life
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number nine strollers make it much
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easier for you to get out and about with
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your baby but you need to be aware of
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two safety features similar to high
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chairs one safety straps keep your baby
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in place without them small babies can
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roll into the soft sides of the stroller
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and suffocate to make sure the permanent
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restraint is in place otherwise a child
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can slip down between the seat and tray
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or crossbar and strangle and tip number
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10 connect a CPSC to learn more about
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safer products for your baby you can
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connect to CPSC in three ways on CPSC
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gov you’ll find information about
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product safety recalls you can even sign
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up to have new recalls of children’s
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products sent directly to you on safer
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products gov you can search for safety
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incident reports or report your own
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product safety incidents you can also
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connect the CPSC on social media CPSC
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stands for safety especially the safety
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of your baby and your family

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