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Baby Safety Awareness Month

Hollie’s Tips:

Never buy a used crib.
With literally millions and millions of cribs recalled in the last decade, you never want to purchase a used crib. This is one product that you want to buy new so that you know it hasn’t been recalled.

A bare crib is a safe crib.
No blankets, loose bedding, crib bumpers or basically anything that is not the crib mattress or fitted sheet should go into a crib with a newborn.

Continued Safety Checks.
Because it is the only product meant for a baby to be in unattended, and because babies spend 50 to 70 percent of their tiny lives in their cribs, you want to give your crib regular safety checks. Once a month, on your baby’s birthday, inspect all joints, slats, and supports.

Keep it out of reach.
Keep drapery, blind cords and baby monitor cords out of reach of the baby. A cord or curtain that is too close is a strangulation and suffocation hazard.

Strap the dressers to the wall.
Keep the nursery safe from the time the baby comes home from the hospital. Use a safety strap to anchor dressers, armoires or any other piece of heavy furniture to the wall. A curious toddler could use the drawers as a ladder and climb the furniture which is a tipping hazard if it is not secured to the wall.

Plug those outlets.
Your baby will turn into a toddler before you know it, so you want to make sure they are in a safe environment before they can even crawl by putting outlet plugs in every outlet in their room.

Choose cool NOT hot.
Use a cool-air humidifier in the nursery when needed instead of a vaporizer– to avoid burns. Clean it frequently, and empty it when not in use to prevent bacteria and mold growth.

The products featured today:

Delta Children Bentley 5 Series 4-in-1 Crib and 6 Drawer Double Dresser

Moonlight Slumber crib mattress

Skip Hop crib sheets

Summer Infant Baby Touch 2 Video Monitor

Crane cool mist humidifier

For more information:

http://www.babygizmo.com

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