Below are the topics of some of the most popular blog posts over this past year. Is there a topic you would like to know more about that KID has not posted about yet? Then please email Carson and we will be sure to answer your safety questions as soon as we can!
Take a closer look at your baby’s pacifier– Pacifiers are an integral part of baby care, however, reports from SaferProducts.gov indicate that pacifiers are not without their risks. Hazards include choking when the pacifier is inserted sideways; causing the pacifier to flip while inside the mouth and posing a large choking risk, or as the pacifier breaks within the mouth. As a result, KID recommends that parents check for recalled pacifiers or those with reports of harm at SaferProducts.gov. Likewise, if you have an incident with a pacifier, report it at SaferProducts.gov.
CPSC, Health Canada announce recall of Peapod travel bed– The travel tents are small, portable tents marketed for use by infants to age 3+ years. However, infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate. In November 2012, 20,000 KidCo’s PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds were recalled by the CPSC. KID highly recommends parents and caregivers stop using this product immediately and reminds parents that the safest place for a baby to sleep is in a crib or play yard that meets federal standards.
Understanding the Nap Nanny recall– These infant recliners do not fit any particular product category, and as a result do not undergo the same tough testing and safety standards as other products such as cribs and play yards. They are dangerous because babies are able to get into unsafe positions in these products; which can result in either injury or death. So far, 70 injuries and 6 deaths have been reported to the CPSC as a result of this product. KID highly recommends parents and caregivers stop using this product immediately and reminds parents that the safest place for a baby to sleep is in a crib or play yard that meets federal standards.
World’s toughest crib standard effective today– Any crib manufactured after June 28, 2011 has to meet the toughest safety standards in the world. Cribs made before this date do not meet these standards and should not be used with children. This includes drop side cribs which cannot be made or sold as a result of this new standard. The only thing in the crib should be a tight fitting mattress pad and mattress sheet. Check out KID’s safe sleep flyer for more information on safe sleep.