Over the last six weeks, four healthy infant deaths have occurred in Delaware County. Doctors are linking these deaths to co-sleeping, a sleeping arrangement in which the infant shares sleeping space with their parents or guardians.
Tag: "Infant Safety"
Johnson & Johnson’s introduced a new dispensing bottle just three months ago. Designed to make measuring easier and reduce the chances of accidental ingestion, the new bottle has a protective cover on the top and a special measuring syringe. This was supposed to be a big improvement on the previously open-top bottle and bulb syringe previously used.
For two month old Kendal the difference of a second could have completely altered her life. But thanks to her godmother’s quick thinking the baby was saved from a car that rammed into their living room.
Britax has announced a voluntary safety recall on their the Chaperone Infant Car Seat.
While no injuries have been reported, Britax has determined that the rivet used to attach the harness adjuster to the shell may have been improperly installed.
Before they are born, a baby spends nine months in his mother’s womb and therefore instinctively recognizes that he is most safe close to his mom. Researchers are now pointing out that it is best for newborns to sleep with their mothers as separation from mothers leads to anxiety and stress in the infants.
Earlier this Summer it was revealed that one-third of Canadian children are strapped into their car seats incorrectly. While looking through the stats I was surprised to read that the 2010 Survey released by Transport Canada revealed that even though 95.8 per cent of child passengers travel are in car seats, just 64% of them are installed properly.
Could the recession really play a part in child abuse? According to a study recently published in the journal Pediatrics, it’s a possibility.
Baby slings have become an extremely popular method for carrying babies all over the world. They are designed to keep baby close while still keeping Mom’s hands free to carry out everyday tasks. Infants are often calmed while being carried in a sling and most mothers adore their slings because of their convenience. A recent incident, however, reminded us just how important safety is when using an infant sling.
Children visiting the emergency room for medication poisoning has increased by 28 percent and hospital admissions by 36 percent between 2001 and 2008.
Crib bumpers are sold with nearly every crib set on the market. They wrap around the inside of the crib and are marketed as a product that can help prevent head injuries and limb entrapment. Parents assume that, since they are sold at stores, they must be safe. However, according to some sources, including The Chicago Tribune and the Chicago City Council, these popular crib accessories pose a serious risk that has been hidden from parents for years – suffocation.
Parents are constantly reminded of car seat safety and the importance of proper installation. Still, children all across the country aren’t strapped in properly. Such was the case of a Surrey infant that was thrown from an SUV on Thursday.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease. And, while many doctors think that syphilis is no longer a risk, it is estimated by the World Health Organization that 12 million new cases occur each year – between 3 and 15% of those cases are in developing countries, like the United States.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Dream On Me have recalled about 22,000 of their Full-Size and Portable Drop-Side Cribs due to the possibility of the drop-side rail hardware breaking or failing, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib.