If not done properly co-sleeping can turn deadly. This week the Wichita police confirmed that there had been a steep increase in infant deaths in their area from parents not sharing their beds safely with their infants.
Tag: "Infant Safety"
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with Britax Child Safety Inc., of Fort Mill, S.C., has announced a voluntary recall of about 60,000(49,000 in the U.S plus 11,000 sold in Canada) Britax B-Ready Bumper Bars because the foam padding on the stroller’s arm bar can come off in fragments if the child bites the arm bar, posing a choking hazard.
Parents if you recently purchased(or received as a gift) a Darth Vader or Disneyland 60th infant bodysuit you are being asked to stop using the bodysuit and to contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for instructions on returning the bodysuits for a full refund.
The Safe to Sleep campaign (formerly known as Back to Sleep) launched in 1994. Geared at teaching new mothers that their infants should always sleep on their backs, it greatly reduced the number of Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUIDs). Unfortunately, it is still more prevalent than health officials would like, with a total of 3,500 in 2013.
Residents in the town of Pasadena were shocked to find a 6-week-old baby girl still buckled into her infant seat abandoned at the side of the road just before midnight on Saturday night.
It’s never okay to leave a child (or pet) in the car alone, but with the temperatures rising outside. Even just a few minutes can be deadly. That risk is exactly why two Camden County police officers went as far as to smash a car window to rescue a baby left locked in a car.
The announcements of the first babies of the year has been a long-standing tradition for most hospitals. However, many hospitals and communities will now be keeping the information on their yearly first-borns strictly confidential in order to protect their patients.
For many parents the infant car seat is a convenient space that moves seamlessly from car to home. We’ve all carried a sleeping baby in from the car in their seat and left them to continue to sleep once in the house. But that decision turned tragic for a Central Fresno family when their nine-month baby died in his car seat on Monday.
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.
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’.
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.