Saturday, September 14, 2019

Baby Safety Tips from MAM for #JPMABabySafetyMonth, Plus a Giveaway for $30 Worth of MAM Baby Products!


September is #JPMABabySafetyMonth, sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). This month-long event increases consumer awareness of baby safety issues and the safe selection and use of baby products. For the past 40 years, MAM’s top priority has been the development of products for the well-being, safety and health of babies that make life easier for parents and allow them to focus on the joy of family. Below are some recommendations from MAM and top baby registry site GuGu Guru to help raise awareness of key things we can all do to protect our babies.


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

For more information about pacifiers and how they reduce the risk of SIDS, visit http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/116/5/1245


Cold Mist Humidifiers are a safe and natural way to thin baby’s mucus when congested and alleviate symptoms that may be preventing them from getting a good night’s rest, such as dry skin, bloody noses, sore throat, and dry cough. For more information from our friends @craneusa on Cool Mist Humidifiers, visit www.crane-usa.com.


There are two main components to car seat safety according to our friends @thetotsquad: fitting the seat into your vehicle, and fitting your child into the seat. A correctly installed car seat should not move more than 1" in any direction when testing tightness at the belt path. Always make sure you have the right seat for your child's age and measurements and ensure the harness is tightened so that you cannot pinch the material over the child's shoulders. For more information visit: www.thetotsquad.com.


Keep the wifi products in your nursery (baby monitor, sound machine, etc.) secure from web intruders with these three tips from our friends @EvozBaby:

1. Do NOT use wifi products that have default credentials.

2. Do NOT use wifi products that run extra programs, otherwise know as ""backdoors."

3. Only use wifi products with secure encryption.

Lastly, be mindful of cords! Anything that plugs into an outlet should be placed at least 3 ft (0.9 m) away from your child. For more information, visit www.myevoz.com.


Always keep baby visible and kissable! Our friends @babyktan say that keeping your little one's head at a kissable height when in the carrier means that you can monitor their airway (and snuggle -- it's a win-win!). For more information, visit www.babyktan.com.


Keep it clean and simple when setting up your crib. Here are a few tips for creating a safe sleep environment for baby from our friends @colgatemattress:

1. Remove anything with a soft surface from the crib, including stuffed animals and blankets. These items can block baby’s airway during sleep.

2. Provide a firm mattress with a fitted sheet.

3. Lay your baby on his or her back at bedtime and nap time.

For more information, visit www.colgatekids.com.


Stuffing is a choking hazard. Our friends @mouselovespig recommend to always double check the seams of soft toys to make sure that no stitches have popped loose. For more information, visit www.mouselovespig.com.


Remember the ABCs of Safe Sleep: Alone | Back | Crib.

We recommend an easy-to-use swaddle, like Love To Dream’s Swaddle UP™, from birth so you don’t have to worry about baby breaking out of a swaddle blanket. Choose a size according to baby’s weight, not age. Stop swaddling as soon as baby shows signs of rolling and transition to an arms-free sleep product, like the @lovetodreamUSA Swaddle UPTM 50/50 Transition Bag.

For more information, visit www.lovetodream.com.

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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51 comments:

  1. I always used a baby monitor when they were in a different room.

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  2. Nancy8:53 AM

    Baby proof your house before your baby starts to crawl. to be extra safe!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  3. My tip is to get down on their level and look around. You will really be able to see what they can get into!
    Ashley c
    Addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  4. My safety tip is to never put baby in a coat or snow suit when putting them in their carseat

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  5. I made sure all of my cabinets and drawers had safety locks on them. My son was always opening everything. That is my good tip.

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  6. put those little plastic safety plugs into all reachable outlets.

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  7. Make sure to support the baby's head and neck when you move the baby.

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  8. Never let baby sleep on stomach.

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  9. Preparation is key! Once baby comes you'll be too tired. Nest!

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  10. Carly Daring7:49 AM

    Always have a safety kit in the car in case of accidents outside of the home!

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  11. Natosha8:27 AM

    If you have a large enough room it might be better to have the baby stay in the same room in the beginning. Therefore, you can keep an eye on them in their bed or get to them when they need you.

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  12. Always have child safety locks!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  13. Darlene Carbajal11:38 AM

    Make sure all plug outlets are covered.

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  14. Baby proof before they can crawl.

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  15. Never leave baby unattended not even for a second while on the change table or on a couch

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  16. Invest in room darkening shades in babies room. That blocked early morning or late evening sun can mean more sleep time for you and baby.

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  17. Put outlet covers on all outlets.

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  18. Get down on all fours to see what they see and always use baby gates.

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  19. Sit with your baby while they are eating in case they choke.

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  20. I use a rubber cushion (cute little elephant) on the bathtub spout to prevent my granddaughter from bumping her head.

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  21. Back to sleep!!

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  22. Support the baby's head!

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  23. always keep a eye on baby,,if in different room use a monitor

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  24. JoKing5:04 PM

    Never leave an infant unattended.

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  25. Accept help when offered

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  26. Remove soft toys from crib.

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  27. Keep a first aid kit in your home, and in your vehicle!

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  28. If it is small enough to fit inside a toilet paper tube then it is a choking hazard.

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  29. Child safety locks are important!

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  30. Make sure their food is cut in small pieces.

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  31. Get rid of table cloths that can be pulled off the table

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  32. Allyson Tice10:17 PM

    my best safety tip is to always check toes andfingers for hair that may be wrapped around them!! somtimeshairscan cutofcirculation!

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  33. Right now, my son is about 4 months old, and I recommend the owlet! For my one year old, I need child safety locks on EVERYTHING!

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  34. Never leave your baby on the couch unattended.

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  35. Brittany9:42 AM

    It’s never to early to baby proof!

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  36. Make sure the strings from blinds are up and out of a baby's reach.

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  37. Never take your hand off of the baby on the changing table!

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  38. Always make sure that your outlets are covered and you have locks at the top of your doors.

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  39. Having a baby monitor is critical

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  40. Crawl on the floor to see what baby would see and get into

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  41. Always keep the monitor on even when close by

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  42. I like to have corner guards on the fireplace and tables. I like to have an soft ottoman for a coffee table when they are little.

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  43. Keep all cleaning products secured.

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  44. Never leave a baby unattended

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  45. never turn your back on your baby NOT even for a second

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  46. My biggest tip is to make sure furniture is safely secured. So many things can be avoided with a few simple steps.

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  47. Baby proof your home before they start crawling

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  48. Aqdas H`10:55 AM

    corner guards on all table edges as well as the fireplace.

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  49. Always over wall outlets

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  50. invest in a bunch of baby gates!

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