Many new parents want to know what they can do to help keep their newborn babies safe. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced extensive product recalls on cribs and toys, but there are other factors that come into play than just what you can find on the shelf. Some of the articles reviewed include:
- Fort Lauderdale Fire Department Infant Safe Sleep Initiative Expands Throughout Broward looks at how a community pulls together to reduce infant deaths. It talks about the initiative that the town of Broward is making, and also includes tips for the readers on how to make the sleeping environment safer for young children.
- Is Your Child’s Crib Safe examines sleeping safety concerns in public areas such as hotels and daycare centers. Effective December 28th, new regulations will be put into action to help reduce the crib deaths that occur in these common areas.
- Parenting: Cribs and Other Dangers covers the extensive measures taken by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to continuously examine, rate and recall products that are potentially dangerous for infants and toddlers. It looks at past and upcoming recalls and what makes certain products so dangerous.
- Baby Products Parents Still Need to Watch Out For covers topics that typical recall articles fail to mention. Here, you will find out why products are recalled even with safety stickers attached, and why you should be weary of second hand items.
- Grandparents Flunk Baby Safety Quiz looks at an interesting notion that the advice that our mothers may give us – that which they exercised when we were young – may not be the safest and most up-to-date information. Grandparents often use information that may be traditional, but may not be safe when compared to today’s standards.
- Keeping Up To Date is a commentary exploring some of the conceptions surrounding recall regulations set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. It looks at notions that extend past advertised recall information, providing parents another guideline to help their children stay safe.