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Do you see that video baby monitor cord? Yes, the one the baby has in his hand.

Cords close to your baby’s crib are not safe.

Yes, it’s tempting. Parents reviewing video monitors online report placing monitors at the edge of the crib to get a close-up image of their child sleeping: Read some examples:
“We didn’t want to put a perminant (sic) screw into the edge of the crib, so I have the base of the camera attached to the (…)

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For many parents, babywearing promotes a positive bond between parent and child.

The key for any mom, dad, or caregiver who wears their baby is education. In the first few months of life, babies cannot control their heads because of weak neck muscles. We at CPSC want babywearers caring for infants younger than 4 months old to keep this in mind.

Babywearers should place their baby’s face at or above the rim of a sling or wrap so that their face is visible.

When babies are placed with their (…)

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Scientists and safety experts at CPSC and Health Canada have reviewed consumer safety reports involving Pampers Dry Max Diapers. About 4,700 of you sent diaper comments to CPSC from April 11 through August 30, 2010. Almost 85 percent were in May, when CPSC announced that it was investigating. The comments talked about Dry Max and other diaper issues.

We care about the health and well being of babies and take the reports submitted to us very seriously. Yet thus far, the diaper research done in (…)

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Since 2007, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled almost 7 million cribs. More than 6 million of those have drop sides.

In December, the group that develops voluntary manufacturing standards for cribs, ASTM, revised their standard to no longer allow the sale of cribs that have a traditional drop side. Then, Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and CPSC staff called upon the industry to do even more and create a true state-of-the-art crib standard.

In a two-day workshop on Jan. 19 and (…)

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