Baby Safety Tips - Products
How to Choose and Use Products
Choose a carriage or stroller that has a base wide enough to prevent tipping, even when your baby leans over the side.
Use the basket underneath and don’t hang purses or shopping bags over the handles because it may cause the stroller to tip.
Choose a baby carrier or sling made of a durable, washable fabric with sturdy, adjustable straps.
Use a carrier or sling only when walking with your baby, never running or bicycling.
Choose a swing with strong posts, legs, and a wide stance to prevent tipping.
Never place your swing or bouncer on an elevated surface such as sofas, beds, tables or counter tops.
When choose a changing table, before leaving home, measure the length and width of the changing area available on the dresser and compare to the requirements for the add-on unit before purchasing. Check for attachment requirements.
When changing baby, always keep one hand on baby and use restraints.
It is vital the car seat/booster is appropriate for a child’s age, weight, and height.
Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for both the vehicle and the seat.
Choose a crib mattress that fits snugly with no more than two fingers width, one-inch, between the edge of the mattress and the crib side.
Never place the crib near windows, draperies, blinds, or wall-mounted decorative accessories with long cords.
Choose the right gate for your needs. Before leaving home, measure the opening size at the location the gate will be used.
Gates with expanding pressure bars should be installed with the adjustment bar or lock side away from the baby.
Use waist and crotch strap every time you place a child in the high chair to prevent falls from standing up or sliding out.
Buy JPMA Certified products whenever possible for peace of mind that the product meets the strictest requirements in today’s marketplace.