Even though babies are small and seem uncomplicated, there's nothing small or simple about their accessories! Selecting products for your baby can be confusing, especially with all the new gadgets and features available (not to mention the many product recalls).
But one overriding consideration must never be compromised when choosing baby products, whether you're buying, borrowing, or accepting a hand-me-down: your little one's safety.
Check out these articles for more information:
- Choosing Safe Baby Products: Backpacks and Soft Carriers
- Choosing Safe Baby Products: Bathtubs
- Choosing Safe Baby Products: Changing Tables
- Choosing Safe Baby Products: Cribs
- Choosing Safe Baby Products: Gates
- Choosing Safe Baby Products: Infant Seats & Child Safety Seats (Car Seats)
- Choosing Safe Baby Products: Playpens
- Choosing Safe Baby Products: Strollers
- Choosing Safe Baby Products: Toys
- Choosing Safe Baby Products: The Dangers of Walkers
Reviewed by: Kate M. Cronan, MD
Date reviewed: February 2010
|U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) This federal agency collects information about consumer goods and issues recalls on unsafe or dangerous products.|
|U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.|
|TOYSAFETY.net This site, which is a project of the National Association of State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) provides toy safety information for consumers.|
|The National Consumers League A private nonprofit advocacy group, the National Consumers League represents consumers on marketplace and workplace issues.|
|Household Safety Checklists Young kids love to explore their homes, but are unaware of the potential dangers. Learn how to protect them with our handy household safety checklists.|
|Childproofing and Preventing Household Accidents You might think of babies and toddlers when you hear the words "babyproofing" or "childproofing," but unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in kids 14 years old and under.|
|Bringing Your Baby Home Whether your baby comes home from the hospital right away, arrives later, or comes through an adoption agency, homecoming is a major event.|
|Choosing Safe Toys Toys are a fun and important part of any child's development. And there's plenty you can do to make sure all toys are safe.|
|First-Aid Kit A well-stocked first-aid kit, kept in easy reach, is a necessity in every home. Learn where you should keep a kit and what to put in it.|
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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