MAM is celebrating National Baby Safety Month with a special $50 MAM prize pack giveaway! MAM wants to ensure that your baby is happy and safe. Check out all the great tips below that will help keep your little one safe all year-long.
National Baby Safety Month
September is #NationalBabySafetyMonth. As parents, nothing is more important to us than the safety of our MAM babies. In conjunction with our friends at top baby registry site @Guguguru, we are sharing safety tips throughout #JPMABabySafetyMonth to help raise awareness of key things we can all do to protect our babies.
Focus on Safety. This #BabySafetyMonth, the JPMA is teaching parents and caregivers how to properly select and use all juvenile products, the importance of child supervision, following manufacturers’ instructions and warning labels, inspection during product use, and monitoring children’s growth and development. Visit www.babysafetymonth.org to learn more about properly choosing and using baby products and creating the safest environment for your child!
Always place baby to sleep on their backs. A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that about 2 in 10 babies are placed to sleep in incorrect positions that greatly increase the risk of SIDS. Babies should *always* be placed to sleep on their backs. Placing babies to sleep on their sides is just as dangerous as placing babies to sleep on their stomachs, since they are likely to roll over on to their stomachs while sleeping.
Consider pacifier usage when placing baby down to sleep. Most importantly, 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, which you can read here. To learn more about pacifiers and how they reduce the risk of SIDS, visit AAP Publications.
Before placing a pacifier in baby’s mouth, check to see if there is any damage or signs of weakness. Pull the nipple in all directions and throw away the pacifier at the first sign of damage or weakness. Pay extra attention to your child’s pacifier as teeth emerge, which can occur as early as 1 month. Be sure to replace your baby’s pacifier often – once a month or every two months.
Safe Sleep Guidelines. Many parents and caregivers are unaware of the AAP’s recommended Safe Sleep Guidelines and unknowingly put their babies at risk. It’s crucially important to make sure anyone who cares for your baby is aware of Safe Sleep Guidelines. Love to Dream USA’s Safe Sleep Guide offers helpful tips to help ensure the safest sleep situation for your baby.
Make sure baby’s arms and legs are safe in the crib from any risk of being stuck, and even injured in their crib slats. Our friends Breathable Baby offer thoughtfully designed crib liners made of lightweight breathe-through polyester mesh to help keep little limbs inside of the crib without the risk of restricted airflow. For more information on this safer alternative to crib bumpers visit www.breathablebaby.com.
Keep an extra eye on baby with a monitor. Just like anything else you place in your baby’s bedroom, you need to be careful about where and how you use a baby monitor. Place any cords at least 3 feet away from any part of a crib, bassinet, play yard or other safe sleep environment and never position a monitor inside or on the edge of a crib. My Evoz makes wireless video baby monitors that securely connect to iOS and Android devices and allow you to watch your child virtually from anywhere. The Evoz smart monitors offer patented cry alert technology and allow for data tracking and record keeping as well.
For stress-free adventures with baby, choose a stroller that has a base wide enough to prevent tipping, even when your baby leans over the side. Always secure baby using straps and use the basket underneath for storage. Don’t hang purses or shopping bags over the handles as it may cause the stroller to tip. Delta Children offers safe, stylish and lightweight stroller choices ideal for parents on-the-go.
Ensure that your baby’s crib meets CPSC standards and that everything in your nursery is free of harmful chemicals and toxins. Check that the crib of your choice is not on the CPSC Recall List. Just as important is ensuring that your baby’s crib is placed away from windows, where drafts and sunlight can put your baby at risk, and drapes/blinds, which are strangulation hazards.
Our friends at Micuna Usa offer a collection of safe, stylish cribs made of sustainable materials like solid Beech Wood.
Choose a playard with the correct recommended height and weight of the child. The playard, including side rails, should be fully erected prior to use. Always follow the manufacturers’ instructions and follow these guidelines for safe use of a playard. 4moms offers parents a quick, easy, and safe space for their baby to play or sleep wherever they go with the breeze GO playard. The breeze GO meets all relevant playpen safety standards and is intended for playing or sleeping.
Check out more on the breeze GO and other 4moms products here: www.4moms.com.
MAM pacifiers come in four sizes: newborn, 0-6, 6+ and 16+.
Each size was developed with pediatric dentists and developmental psychologists to provide your baby with the ideal pacifier at each age and stage. These sizes are recommendations for your baby’s maximum comfort and safety; if your baby likes a MAM pacifier that is not the ideal size for his or her age, not to worry! It is still safe to use as long as all other safety guidelines are followed.
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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$50 MAM Prize Pack Giveaway
One lucky reader will have the chance to win a $50 MAM Prize Pack. The $50 MAM Prize Pack giveaway will run until 11:59PM on 9/24/18. All entrants must be at least 18 years of age or older. This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada (except where prohibited!) You must use the entry form below to enter. Good Luck!
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