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FEATURED SAFETY SOLUTIONS Wifi monitors, protective gates & car essentials
MONITORS
BABY GATES
CAR SAFETY
SECURE THEIR NEST
• Choose a sturdy door knob cover that's still easy for an adult to open quickly
• Look for a bassinet with a wide, stable base & legs that lock securely
• Their mattress should be firm & fit snugly
• Avoid soft, fluffy bedding (pillows, comforters & sheepskins)
• Crib slats should be no more than 2 3/8 inches apart 
• Crib corner posts should be 1/16-inch or shorter (or 16 inches or higher, if there's a canopy)
• Choose a crib without decorative cutouts, which can entrap baby's head
Bassinets
Baby  Monitors
Accessible Storage
Bedding
Firm Mattresses
Crib Bumpers
Door Locks & Window Guards
Outlet Covers
EXPLORE NURSERY SHOP
BATH TIPS
• Set your water heater no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit 
• Use an infant bathtub with contours or other features that make it slip-resistant
• Fill tub just enough to cover your baby's legs (2 to 3 inches of water)
• Put non-slip mats in both the tub & the floor beside it
• Choose a soft cover for the tub spout
• A bathtub ring helps keep baby upright in the water
• Install a toilet seat lock to keep your little one out
• Move cleaning agents, medicine, hand sanitizer & other potentially toxic items out of reach (or lock them up)
Water Temperature Readers
Safeguard Slips
Toilet Locks
Cabinet Locks
Tear-Free Skin Care
Skin Care for Sensitive Skin
Bathtub Rings
Bath Towels
KITCHEN & HOME SAFETY MEASURES
• Move cleaning products out of reach (don't store them under your sink)
• Don't hold or wear your baby while cooking 
• Turn pot handles toward back of stove
• Secure oven door & refrigerator with appliance latches
• Use window guards, window stops & safety netting on windows, decks & landings
• Cut looped window-blind cords; use safety tassels and cord stops
• Install gates to block stairways at bottom and top
• Block openings wider than 4 inches on railings with plastic garden fencing or Plexiglas
• Hide electrical cords behind furniture
• Make DVD player buttons & slots off-limits with a plastic DVD guard
• Be mindful of tablecloths & placements (make sure baby doesn't pull them)
• Secure furniture that can topple (like bookcases) to the walls 
• Anchor flat-screen TVs with safety straps
Cabinet Locks
Baby Gates
Bumpers
Stove Knob Covers
Furniture Anchors
Window Guards
Edges & Corners
Bannister Gates
TIPS FOR OUTDOOR PLAY
• If your baby is 6 months or older, apply sunscreen liberally (infants should be kept out of direct sunlight)
• Avoid exposing your baby to sun during peak hours (10am to 2pm)
• Always dress your tot in protective clothes, wide-brimmed hat & sunglasses
• Make sure your child always wears a helmet on their tricycle, bicycle or ride-on toy
• Closely monitor your child on the playground: inspect equipment for broken or hazardous parts and don't let your child play on a hot slide
• Keep wipes on hand for quick clean-ups on the go
Sunscreen
Helmets
Bandages
Wipes

Let’s talk safety. Whether you’re preparing to welcome baby or you’ve got an increasingly curious tot on your hands, safety should always be top of mind. Tackle your safety checklist with our Baby Safety Guide, providing perfect room-by-room baby safety solutions, tips, and recommendations.

KITCHEN

If you’ve got a wandering toddler on your hands, it’s important to make sure that all accessible cabinets have locks. You’ll also want to remove all harmful chemicals (cleaning products, insect sprays, air freshners, etc.) from bottom cabinets. Even with locks, keeping these things far out of reach is the safest choice. As your child gets older, so will there knack for making things fall over. Secure all appliances (refrigerators included) with wall mounts and latches, and don’t forget stove knob covers. You should also nix decorative items like placemats and tablecloths. If your child tugs hard enough, everything will come tumbling down. (Ouch.) Let’s just avoid that altogether.

NURSERY

In this case, cute, soft, and cuddly equate to a serious threat. Although absolutely adorable, stuffed animals and soft bedding and pillows can be harmful to newborns and babies. A firm crib mattress is best, and you should always ensure that toys and accessories are removed before bedtime. Doorstoppers are important as your baby starts to explore, while bed rails will prevent even the most raucous sleeper from falling out of bed. And don’t forget to secure anything that may tip over (think dresser drawers) with latches or mounts. To create peace of mind, enlist the help of a baby monitor: from breathing and movement monitors to video WiFi baby monitors. We really love the innovative options from Motorola, VTech, and Summer Infant.

BATHROOM Bath time can (and should) be a fun time for all. In order to keep it safe, be sure to follow a few simple rules. You'll want to use an infant tub with contours that keep it from slipping, and fill that tub with just enough water to cover your baby's legs. Then, choose a soft spout cover to protect baby's head in the event of a slip. Beyond the bath, you'll want to install toilet seat locks to keep baby out. Finally, be sure to move cleaning agents and other potentially hazardous items (like mouthwash) out of reach, or store in a locked cabinet.

OUTDOORS There's so much to explore, and you, of course, want to encourage their love of discovery. Here's how to keep things safe (and still a ton of fun). Once your baby is 6 months old, be sure to use broad-spectrum SPF in combination with wide-brimmed hats, bonnets, and other protective clothing. Also make sure your tot wears a helmet whenever they're on a bike, trike, or ride-on. At the playgrond, keep your eyes open for potential hazards (like hot slides or broken equipment), and always be prepared for the unexpected. We like to keep Band-Aids, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer in our bags just in case.