Friday, September 14, 2018

#NationalBabySafetyMonth Baby Safety Tips from MAM, Plus a Giveaway for $40 Worth of MAM Products!

September is #NationalBabySafetyMonth. As parents, nothing is more important to us than the safety of our MAM babies. In conjunction with our friends at top baby registry site @Guguguru, we are posting safety tips throughout #JPMABabySafetyMonth to help raise awareness of key things we can all do to protect our babies.

Please share this post and/or tell your friends and family about each tip! #BSM2018 #BSM #BabySafetyMonth #JPMABSM


Focus on safety. This #BabySafetyMonth, the JPMA is teaching parents and caregivers to properly select and use all juvenile products, the importance of child supervision, following manufacturers' instructions and warning labels, inspection during product use, and monitoring children's growth and development. Visit www.babysafetymonth.org to learn more about properly choosing and using baby products and creating the safest environment for your child!


Always place babies to sleep on their backs. A recent study by the @AmericanAcademyofPediatrics shows that about 2 in 10 babies are placed to sleep in incorrect positions that greatly increase the risk of SIDS. Babies should always be placed to sleep on their backs. Placing babies to sleep on their sides is just as dangerous as placing babies to sleep on their stomachs, since they are likely to roll over onto their stomachs while sleeping.

Consider pacifier usage when placing baby down for sleep and remember that the pacifier may not be reinserted once baby falls asleep. Pacifier use is shown to reduce the risk of SIDS. MAM supports the AAP published guidelines for pacifier usage. Check them out here: http://bit.ly/AAPInfantSleepSafety Read more here if you’re interested in more information about pacifiers and how they reduce the risk of SIDS: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/116/5/1245


Before placing a pacifier in baby’s mouth, check to see if there is any damage or signs of weakness. Pull the nipple in all directions and throw away the pacifier at the first sign of damage or weakness. Pay extra attention to your child’s pacifier as teeth emerge, which can occur as early as 1 month. Be sure to replace your baby’s pacifier frequently -- once a month or every two months. Learn more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvtezxTgUq0


Safe Sleep Guidelines. Many parents and caregivers are unaware of the AAP’s recommended Safe Sleep Guidelines and unknowingly put their babies at risk. It’s crucially important to make sure anyone who cares for your baby is aware of Safe Sleep Guidelines. @LovetoDreamUSA’s Safe Sleep Guide offers helpful tips to help ensure the safest sleep situation for your baby at all times. Visit https://lovetodream.com/sleep-center/safe-sleep-support-practical-advice-for-new-parents-/ to see more on safe sleep.


Make sure baby’s arms and legs are safe in the crib from any risk of being stuck, and even injured in their crib slats. Our friends @breathablebaby offer thoughtfully designed crib liners made of lightweight breathe-through polyester mesh to help keep little limbs inside of the crib without the risk of restricted airflow. For more information on this safer alternative to crib bumpers, visit www.breathablebaby.com.


Keep an extra eye on baby with a monitor, and just like anything else you place in your baby’s bedroom, you need to be careful about where and how you use a baby monitor. Place any cords at least 3 feet away from any part of a crib, bassinet, play yard or other safe sleep environment and never position a monitor inside or on the edge of a crib. Our friends @myevoz make wireless video baby monitors that securely connect to iOS and Android devices and allow for you to watch your child virtually from anywhere. The Evoz smart monitors offer patented cry alert technology and allow for data tracking and record keeping as well. For more information, visit www.myevoz.com.


For stress-free adventures with baby, choose a stroller that has a base wide enough to prevent tipping, even when your baby leans over the side. Always secure baby using straps and use the basket underneath. Don’t hang purses or shopping bags over the handles as it may cause the stroller to tip. @deltachildren offers safe, stylish and lightweight stroller choices ideal for parents on-the-go. For more information, visit www.deltachildren.com.


Ensure that your baby’s crib meets CPSC standards and that everything in your nursery is free of harmful chemicals and toxins. Check that the crib of your choice is not on the CPSC recall list here: CPSC Recall List. Just as important is ensuring that your baby’s crib is placed away from (1) windows, where drafts and sunlight can put your baby at risk, and (2) drapes/blinds, which are strangulation hazards.

Our friends at @Micuna_Usa offer a collection of safe, stylish cribs made of sustainable materials like solid Beech Wood. Check out their wide variety of cribs here: http://www.micunausa.com/shop-products/.


Choose a playard with the correct recommended height and weight of the child. The playard, including side rails, should be fully erected prior to use. Always follow the manufacturers’ instructions and follow these guidelines for safe use of a playard: https://babysafetyzone.org/safety-tips-bassinets-play-yards-toddler-beds-and-more. @4moms_hq offers parents a quick, easy, and safe space for their baby to play or sleep wherever they go with their breeze GO playard. The breeze GO meets all relevant playpen safety standards and is intended for playing or sleeping. Check out more on the breeze GO and other 4moms products here: www.4moms.com.


MAM pacifiers come in four sizes: newborn, 0-6, 6+ and 16+. Each size was developed with pediatric dentists and developmental psychologists to provide your baby with the ideal pacifier at each age and stage. These sizes are recommendations for your baby’s maximum comfort and safety; if your baby likes a MAM pacifier that is not the ideal size for his or her age, not to worry! It is still safe to use as long as all other safety guidelines are followed: http://bit.ly/mampacifiersafety.

About MAM – standard setting baby products

MAM combines technological innovation, medical function and contemporary design to develop superior baby care products that support a baby’s development from day one. Since MAM developed its first pacifier in Vienna in 1976, it has evolved to become a global authority on baby care product design and quality. Today MAM products are used by families in over 60 countries and on six continents. To find out more and view MAM’s baby care range of award-winning pacifiers, bottles, cups, teethers, oral care items, coordinating accessories and gift sets, visit www.mambaby.com.

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53 comments:

  1. Keep all medication out of reach.

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  2. Cabinet locks and outlet covers are important to keep curious babies safe.

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  3. watch your two legged kid around your 4 legged kid. because a fight can ensue no matter which one decides to involve themselves in the eating times.

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  4. Baby proof your home with outlet covers, etc. before the baby is born. That way it's done and you won't have to do it when you are super extra busy with baby!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  5. Get on the floor and look at things from your baby's level to see potential dangers
    Ashley C
    Addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  6. When your baby cries, comfort her by patting her back in a heartbeat-like rhythm.

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  7. Cover up sharp corners in the house before the baby is born. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Keep cleaners and laundry detergent out of reach.

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  9. Anonymous8:29 PM

    My older kiddos love to open doors, I would say door knob covers and latches are a must! Baby 3 will be here next month and who know what’s she will be into! Christine F

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  10. keep dangerous items up high, secure any tall furniture to the wall and safety locks on all drawers

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  11. Make sure to use safety straps on your changing table

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  12. We make sure to check all our purchases for any that have been recalled

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  13. Always walk with extra clothes going out

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  14. Child-proof your furniture! And avoid/put away glass furniture in storage-- it can be so dangerous for little ones.

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  15. Keep doors to rooms closed as much as possible

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  16. Baby monitor so you can keep your eyes on them while they are sleeping

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  17. Make sure you gather and open all bath supplies ahead of time so you don't have to turn away for even a second.

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  18. BIRDIE SKOLFIELD8:09 PM

    put baby locks on all cabinets & drawers toddlers can get into em quick

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  19. Anonymous8:11 PM

    Always lock every cupboard and drawer and leave cleaning supplies in locked container preferably in garage.

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  20. Slowly introduce your furry children to the new baby

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  21. I always had a small first aide kit in my trunk which included a change of clothes. This came in handy at the park when someone fell and skinned a knee or just got dirty.

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  22. Be aware of stairs!

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  23. Install baby locks on drawers/cabinets.

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  24. As a first time mom, I found that the baby box university has some helpful videos on child safety. Our local hospital also offers child safety and CPR class for only $15. We will be taking this and think it is a great opportunity for first time parents. Check your hospital for child care classes :)

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  25. When you are in the car with a baby
    Always take off ur shoe and put it in the back with the baby so you dont forget them in the car

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    1. I've never heard this before. What a wonderful suggestion! Too many children die after being left in a hot car. Thanks for sharing this valuable advice.

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  26. Anonymous2:52 PM

    Keep laundry pods out of reach!

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  27. Keep the crib empty with no toys or stuff animals!

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  28. Get a bumper for the rails part of your crib as it will help with teething.

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  29. Tuck electrical wires away from your child's reach to prevent them from biting on a cord!

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  30. When exiting a motor vehicle always look in your back seats! Make it a habit..

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  31. Make an escape plan in case of fire in your home. Be prepared and be safe.

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  32. No honey for babies in the first year

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  33. Keep poisons locked up or out of reach.

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  34. Anchor your furniture to the walls!

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  35. Mellissa Clark3:29 PM

    Never leave a baby in the carseat to sleep!

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  36. pay attention to small things that can be choking hazards.

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  37. I use child safety locks on all the drawers.

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  38. make sure there aren't any glass objects that can be pulled down

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  39. I would say to keep an eye on your child all the time , simple but sees like people forget

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  40. Keep cords out of reach! They will get into anything and everything!

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  41. I always made sure to put caps on electrical outlets

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  42. Keep all dangerous products up out of reach !!!

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  43. Samantha Brown12:46 PM

    Always keep your meds locked up!

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  44. Don't let the pets like the baby. Just watched Dr, Oz and 1 in 4 pets have a deadly bacteria in their mouth. A little one out his fingers and feet from it but it is rare.

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  45. Do not put bankets, crib bumpers or stuffed animals in crob with the bank. Only a fitted sheet should be on the mattress.

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  46. Lock all medications up. (Judy Cowan)

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  47. A no brainer but I noticed my daughter's boyfriend doesn't do this...turn pan handles in while cooking. also check hanging cords,..my daughter was in a walker and someone knocked on the door and she went into the kitchen and pulled the cord which was dangling off the edge of the counter.

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  48. make it that the kids don't get out the door when you not looking.

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  49. Use child locks on cabinets.

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  50. Take plenty of naps.

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