September is Baby Safety Month. The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) founded Baby Safety Month in 1983. It was originally known as “Expectant Mother’s Day”, but over the years it has grown into a full month of information, education, and focus on infant safety.
This year, the JPMA is encouraging parents to fill out the registration card whenever they buy a baby product. By filling out and returning this card, manufacturers are able to contact you if there is a safety concern or recall associated with the product. This is the easiest and quickest way for you to be notified if you should stop using a product that poses a safety risk to your child. If you have purchased one of the following products, you should have received a product registration card in the box with the product (it is required by law).
It’s A Fact!
Most injuries can be prevented! Parents and caregivers play a huge role in protecting children from injuries.
Choosing the right baby products for your family can be overwhelming, but safety should never be compromised.
Selecting JPMA Certified products is a good first step toward raising a happy, healthy baby. It’s also very important that you use these products correctly every time. Juvenile products are only to be used for the purpose intended by the manufacturer. Most juvenile products do have a long life, but they should be safety-checked frequently. Always remember juvenile products are not a substitute for parental supervision.
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages one to four.
Drownings also happen in the home.
Cords can pose strangulation hazards to children, whether they are connected to window blinds, baby monitors, or lamps.
Babies spend most of their time sleeping. Follow these tips to keep them safe while sleeping.
The Consumer and Product Safety Commission urges parents of infants younger than four months of age, premature or low birth-weight babies, and babies with colds and respiratory problems to use extra caution and consult their pediatricians about using infant sling carriers. If you are using a sling: