Baby Safety Month {Safety 1st} + Giveaway

Accidental injury is one of the top five causes of death (CDC). Safety 1st is driven by a single-minded focus of making the world a safer and happier place for our cherished little ones to grow up in – whether in their car seat on their first ride home, snuggled in a bassinet, or staying entertained in a bouncer. Safety 1st attributes their continued success to an unwavering commitment to child safety, innovation, quality and value. It’s what parents look for from Safety 1st, and what they continuously deliver.

The Home Safety Giveaway:
Easy Fit Gate
Décor – Double Door Slide Lock
Cord Short’ner
Double-Touch Plug ‘N Outlet Covers
• Safety 1st Secure Mount Deadbolt Lock

Safety 1st

In addition to a reader giveaway, Safety 1st will be donating the same home safety bundle to a worthy military mom via Operation Shower. Operation Shower is about celebrating, honoring and showing love to military families. The goal of this non-profit organization is to provide joyful – AWESOME – baby showers for military families to ease the stress of deployment.

Tips and Assets:

Home Safety Tips From Julie Vallese, Safety 1st Consumer Safety Expert.

Give Yourself a Head Start
You may not be thinking of safeguarding as a necessity while decorating the new nursery, but it’s a great idea to check it off before the baby arrives. Pushing it off could leave you scrambling to catch up once baby starts to crawl. Start with the obvious rooms first, like the nursery and family room and move through the house to each of the rooms you see yourself and your baby together. As a bonus, starting this during pregnancy allows you to add these essential items to your registry.

Get a Baby’s Eye View
Always remember to look at a room from your baby’s point of view. Getting down on your hands and knees will give you a better idea of what your baby sees and what sort of things will look attractive to curious eyes. Cords and smaller items that are hidden away from a standing adult are suddenly visible. Cord protectors and covers are easy to buy, but sometimes safeguarding simply means moving tempting objects to a high and out of reach place.
Look around each room for low furniture with sharp corners and edges. Many brands provide temporary protective bumpers and corner guards that can be removed later once your baby has stopped using furniture as an aid in early standing.

Check for large furniture pieces, such as entertainment centers and drawers. These should be firmly anchored to the wall and cabinet doors locked. What seems like simple furniture to an adult can easily become an attractive ladder to a young child.

Keep Secrets
One of the most common ways safety devices are defeated is through simple observation. A good lock or latch can help keep a cabinet off limits for those first years, but toddlers learn by watching adults act. Use your body to block the view when unlocking a lock or loosening a latch and never allow them to “play” with it. As we all know, our own children are always the cleverest!

Stay Out!
The most effective way to keep children safe is to simply create off-limit areas and teach your child right off to avoid them. Laundry rooms, garages and balconies should be made available only to age appropriate children who have learned to avoid the hazards that each of these present. A safety lock or doorknob cover can be the first layer of protection for these interior rooms and be sure to install hard to reach locks for doors leading to the outside, basement and other high hazard rooms. Be sure to back these physical precautions up with age appropriate parental commands emphasizing that these areas are not child friendly and not meant for play.

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  1. Jon T
    September 9, 2013 at 3:38 am — Reply

    Right now its definitely long cords and such things that he can pull down on. We keep discovering his reach is longer than we thought!

  2. brooke t
    September 9, 2013 at 4:10 am — Reply

    falling down the stairs

  3. amy pugmire
    September 9, 2013 at 5:21 am — Reply

    my son likes cords and to put his finger in the sockets. He also gets into every cupboard he can reach

  4. linda trinklein
    September 9, 2013 at 6:02 am — Reply

    Our sliding glass door. My kids can open it byslefs and play in the back yard. Would love to find a lock for it!

  5. Lesley F
    September 9, 2013 at 6:17 am — Reply

    My biggest safety concern at the moment is my granddaughter will be here in December & our house is not safety proofed at all for a new baby

    September 9, 2013 at 7:06 am — Reply

    My son sticking things into sockets is my biggest concern.

  7. Anne Taylor
    September 9, 2013 at 7:30 am — Reply

    I’d say stairs and sharp corners on furniture, sockets and getting into cupboards

  8. Jamie
    September 9, 2013 at 8:20 am — Reply

    I’m most concerned about the stairs between the 1st and 2nd floors.

  9. angela m
    September 9, 2013 at 8:24 am — Reply

    Getting outside, my daughter can unlock the main door to get outside

  10. Kim Pollock
    September 9, 2013 at 10:21 am — Reply

    Stairs and furniture falling over if the try and climb on it!

  11. Andrea
    September 9, 2013 at 2:37 pm — Reply

    My biggest safety concern is the stairs. My daughter has no fear so we could really use a baby gate!

  12. sandra davis
    September 9, 2013 at 4:06 pm — Reply

    getting something out of the cabinet or sticking something in the socket are the biggest concerns.

  13. Anne Perry
    September 9, 2013 at 7:56 pm — Reply

    My son usingvthe dog door.

  14. ginger g.
    September 10, 2013 at 4:53 am — Reply

    One concern is shutting her hands in cabinets.

  15. Vicki Wurgler
    September 10, 2013 at 7:26 am — Reply

    I worry about our stairs

  16. Jonnie
    September 10, 2013 at 8:18 am — Reply

    The stairs are my biggest concern

  17. Hannah J
    September 10, 2013 at 10:58 am — Reply

    Our son getting into the cleaning supplies under the kitchen sink

  18. Joye Rast
    September 10, 2013 at 1:38 pm — Reply

    The electric cords and sockets.

  19. Kristal
    September 10, 2013 at 2:26 pm — Reply

    My biggest safety concern are the stairs that go from my apartment to street level. They are very, very steep and there’s a lot of them.

  20. Jennifer T.
    September 10, 2013 at 6:22 pm — Reply

    My biggest safety concern is my youngest opening up doors.

  21. Cassandra Eastman
    September 10, 2013 at 7:38 pm — Reply

    Keeping my daughter out of our cabinets, or leaving the doors unlocked!

  22. andie
    September 11, 2013 at 7:15 am — Reply

    Ours would be the basement stairs, leading to a cement floor. Definitely need a gate at the top.

  23. Alex Liz Robinson
    September 11, 2013 at 9:35 am — Reply

    Like many others I worry about stairs.

  24. Melanie Montgomery
    September 11, 2013 at 10:09 am — Reply

    Pulling down things, and getting into cabinets.

  25. Marci
    September 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm — Reply

    The stairs and getting into the cupboards!

  26. September 11, 2013 at 8:10 pm — Reply

    Right now the biggest safety concern is having a safe place for our six month old baby girl to learn how to crawl…it’s not easy with three big brothers (and their tiny toys).

  27. Meghan Finley
    September 11, 2013 at 11:52 pm — Reply


  28. Darwin
    September 12, 2013 at 9:24 am — Reply

    My biggest concern is the outlets.

  29. laurie nykaza
    September 13, 2013 at 12:24 am — Reply

    falling down the stairs

  30. Leann L
    September 13, 2013 at 8:19 pm — Reply

    My biggest concern is the steps.

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