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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Preparing for Parenthood

Car Seat Safety

What's the right way to install an infant safety seat? Is your toddler ready for a convertible seat? Get the car seat know-how you need here.

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 and under.

Choosing a Pediatrician for Your New Baby

Along with considering baby names and buying a crib, choosing the right health care provider should be on your to-do list when you're expecting.

Choosing Safe Baby Products

Choosing baby products can be confusing, but one consideration must never be compromised: your little one's safety.

Choosing Safe Baby Products: Bathtubs

Baby bathtubs give parents a safe way to wash a wet, slippery baby. Here's how to choose and use one.

Choosing Safe Baby Products: Carriers

Babies love and need close contact, and infant carriers are ideal for nestling them against their parents. Here's how to use one safely.

Choosing Safe Baby Products: Changing Tables

Babies can get hurt if they fall off changing tables, so they should always be watched closely. Here's what else to know.

Choosing Safe Baby Products: Cribs

When you choose a crib, check it carefully to make sure that your baby's sleep space is safe. Here's how.

Choosing Safe Baby Products: Gates

Gates placed at the top of stairs or in doorways are used to keep toddlers away from hazardous areas of the home. Here's what to look for.

Choosing Safe Baby Products: Infant Seats & Child Safety Seats

Regular infant seats simply allow young babies to sit up. Never substitute any type of infant seat for a child safety seat (car seat).