Preparing For Your New Baby
Preparing For Your New Baby

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  • New parents can become overwhelmed by the abundance of baby products on the market, and confused about which ones they actually need.
  • The list of essential items that parents need to buy before the arrival of their baby is actually quite small.
  • Other items can be skipped altogether or postponed until a later date.
Best shoes for beginning walkers
Best shoes for beginning walkers

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  • When babies are first learning how to walk, it is better for them to go barefoot or to wear booties.
  • Shoes should fit well, have non-skid soles, and be lightweight and flexible.
  • More experienced walkers will need a thicker sole once they start walking outside.
Stroller safety tips still important even with new mandatory stroller standards
Stroller safety tips still important even with new mandatory stroller standards

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  • New stroller guidelines will make strollers safer, but it is still important to do your homework.
  • Look for strollers that are stable, free of entrapment hazards, and have solid brakes.
  • No matter how safe your stroller is, it is no substitute for proper supervision.
Keeping On Top of Product Recalls
Keeping On Top of Product Recalls

Article at a Glance Most federal agencies allow you to get recall information through emails, apps, and social media. Recalls.gov pools product recall information from six different federal agencies for you. Register new products with the manufacturer to be notified of any recalls. This is particularly important with products like cribs, highchairs, and car seats. … Continue reading “Keeping On Top of Product Recalls”

New Rules Regarding the Car Seat LATCH System
New Rules Regarding the Car Seat LATCH System

Article at a Glance The combined weight of your child and the car seat should not exceed 65 pounds when using the LATCH system. Once this limit has been reached, you should use the seat belt system to install your car seat. Both the seat belt system and LATCH system are safe when used properly. … Continue reading “New Rules Regarding the Car Seat LATCH System”

New Crib Standards Go Into Effect This Month

Article at a Glance • New federal safety standards ban the manufacture or sale of drop-side cribs; require a higher standard for hardware, mattress supports, and crib slats; and demand more rigorous safety testing. • To find out if your crib meets the new guidelines, check to see if the tags include the code “16 … Continue reading “New Crib Standards Go Into Effect This Month”

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