It was brought to my attention that there is a list of 10 products that can cause injuries to your baby if used in the wrong way. Because I don't want to get caught copying someone else's material by Google, I am only going to give the first 5 and then I will give you the link to go and see what the other 5 are. Hopefully, that way, I stay out of trouble. I also did not use their picture of a baby in a crib but used my good old trusty Love Bear friend sending hugs and kisses out to all of you, including your precious babies!
They are listed below:
Crib – Don’t let this one scare you off, but your crib can be dangerous for your child, especially if it has a now recalled drop side. One thing to be aware of is that your baby’s fingers can end up getting caught in the movable parts. If that happens, it can be anything from a painful pinch to a more traumatic injury. To ease your mind, consider a crib that has four sturdy sides and remember to keep bumpers, loose blankets and pillows out of the crib to reduce the risk of SIDS.
Shampoo – Some shampoos can be a bit dangerous, but that does not mean you should avoid using shampoo or having bath time altogether. On the contrary, bath time is very important, but so is how you use the shampoo. When the shampoo is not in use, be sure the lid is tightly closed and away from the curious hands of your baby. Also, when using the shampoo, make sure baby is not ingesting it. If baby accidentally swallows shampoo, it can be poisonous and you should contact poison control immediately.
Highchair – The highchair can be a very dangerous place for a baby if it is used improperly. Remember that the straps are there for a reason, so use them! If you do not strap your baby into her highchair, there are a variety of ways she could end up causing herself injury. Also, when you are securing the serving plate, be sure baby’s fingers are out of the way so they do not get pinched.
Car Seat – Make sure you get your car seat inspected for safety before you take your baby anywhere in it. Or, if you are unsure of how to install your car seat, seek a professional to do it for you. Visit www.safekids.org to find a certified passenger safety technician in your area.
Headbands – While headbands look cute in her hair, your baby can end up strangled by them if they slip from her head. So, if you have her wearing a headband, be sure to take it off before she goes to sleep or when she’s not going to be in your sight.
You can read the rest of their article on their site, Newborn Care. While you are there, you can also pick up some tips on other ways to make sure your baby is healthy and grows up to be a great child who you can be proud of no matter what the circumstances might be. Babies should be loved no matter how they look, they are innocent and did not ask for whatever ailment or physical look that might be bestowed upon them.
You are the parents. I know you will take every precaution to see that your child grows up to be a good, loving person, just like you!
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.