Choosing Safe Products for Babies

September is Baby Safety Month, an annual awareness campaign hosted by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association. Choosing safe baby products and using them according to the manufacturer’s instructions is crucial. Only Use Products for Manufacturer Designated Purposes Products that are designed and marketed for activities like nursing, playing, or lounging should only be used for […]

Water Safety: Prevent Child Drownings

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently released its annual drowning and submersion report. Fatal drownings and nonfatal drowning injuries remain high for children under age 15; child drownings continue to be the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4 years old. There were approximately 6,300 nonfatal drowning injuries treated in hospital emergency […]

Playground Safety Tips for Caregivers

Playgrounds are great places for kids to have fun, enjoy some physical activity, and develop their social skills. But playgrounds that are not properly designed, constructed, and maintained can pose safety hazards. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger are treated for playground-related injuries […]