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Bed Sharing Greatest Risk Factor for Sleep-Related Infant Deaths, Study Says

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death of infants between one and 12 months. In fact, more than 2,000 infants die of the condition in the United States, each and every year. Though the actual “cause” is unknown, a new study now suggests that the biggest risk factor in such deaths is bed-sharing.

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Mother Charged For Leaving Child in Hot Vehicle ‘For Hours’

Over the last couple weeks there has been an endless string of stories of parents leaving their children locked in vehicles – alone. A sad trend, that lead to a 25% increase in hot car infant deaths in 2013 over the previous year. The latest case is the mom of a 4-month-old infant, whom police say was left in a van unattended for ‘hours’.

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Passerby Catches Baby Who Fell From Second Story Ledge

One man was in the right place at the right time when a baby crawled out the window of his second story apartment. Authorities believe that the one-year-old baby was looking for his mom when he ventured onto the ledge during a heavy thunderstorm.

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Alarming Number of Parents Still Placing Babies on Sides and Stomachs to Sleep

Sudden Infant Death syndrome is the label given to infant deaths that, after an autopsy, thorough examination of the scene, and a review of the infant’s medical history, no other cause of death is found. It is the leading cause of infant death in the country (responsible for more than 2,000 infant deaths in 2010, the most recent year for which information is available).

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Baby Girl in Stroller Dragged for Almost 100 Feet Under a Truck!

A four month old baby girl is lucky to be alive after the stroller she was riding in was mistakenly dragged almost 100 feet under a truck.

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Experts Compare Home Births to Not Using Child Safety Belt

Planned home births still account for less than one percent of all births in the United States, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate has increased by almost a third from 2004 to 2009. This increase has experts concerned, and some are now speaking out about the ‘hidden dangers.’

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RECALL: 341,000 Playtex Hip Hammock Infant Carriers Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Playtex Products Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of about 341,000 Playtex Hip Hammock infant carriers because the buckles on the waist and shoulder straps can crack or break, posing a fall hazard to the child.

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One Child an Hour Treated for Highchair Related Injuries in the U.S.

As parents, we expect baby products to be safe. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case (take crib bumpers, for example). Some products are safe, but have manufacturing defects that cause them to be unsafe (as in the case of product recalls). Then there are the products that are generally safe, but only if used properly.

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Tips For Holiday Safety!

Every special occasion comes with new safety risks for little ones. At our house decorating for Christmas has gotten easier, but in the process we have learned a lot about keeping our kids safe during the holiday.

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Two Deaths Prompts Angelcare to Recall 600,00 Movement & Sound Baby Monitors For Repair

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Angelcare Monitors Inc.®, of Quebec, Canada, is announcing a voluntary recall to provide cord covers for 600,000 Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads.

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Tips For Creating A Safe Nursery

Keeping your baby/toddler safe can be a tough job. They are fast, curious and want to grab anything they can get their hands on! Until they are about 4, a child’s inquiring mind can get them into trouble because they explore without concern of consequences.

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Baby Girl Survives after Car Crash Leaves her Underwater

A mom is reliving the horror of a car crash but calling it a miracle nonetheless because her four month old baby daughter survived despite being underwater for four horrifying minutes.