Safety

Keeping your baby safe at home gets more challenging as he starts crawling. Babies will touch anything and put anything they can get their hands on in their mouth. Here you'll learn about babyproofing, toy safety, nursery safety, lead poisoning, and more.

There's an Important Infant Bath Recall You Need to Know About

Summer Infant has announced a recall of its bath sling attachment for a popular bath tub model.

Fourth-Grader Invents Device That Could Save Babies' Lives

Too many parents are forgetting their babies in hot cars. A 9-year-old is thinking big to solve that problem.

Car Seat Safety Check: 8 Common Mistakes You Must Avoid

Take this article and walk out to your driveway now to find out whether your child's car seat is as safe as it should be. You'll be shocked at what you're doing wrong.

10 Car-Seat Mistakes You Might Be Making

It's Child Passenger Safety Week--so take the time to make sure your kid's ride is as safe as possible.

9 Child-Proofing Must-Haves

When it comes to baby-proofing products, what you'll need will depend on the particular features of your home. Some items, however, are nearly universal. We've rounded up a few of our favorites.

7 Surprising Baby Safety Mistakes You Might (Still) Be Making

September is National Baby Safety Month. Check out these surprising "don'ts" that many parents still do.

Treating Heat Rash

This is what to do when your baby overheats and develops that telltale rash.

The Dangerous Stroller Mistake You're Probably Making

Covering your baby's stroller with a blanket to block the sun is a really bad idea.

Babyproofing for your Crawling Child

More than 2 million children are injured in their homes each year. Now that your little one is mobile, it's time to make sure your home a safe haven.

How to Create a Safe Crib

Follow these steps to ensure a secure sleep haven.

How to Bathe a Baby

Splish, splash! Here are some tips on how to bathe your little one.

Avoid a Car-Seat Mistake

Learn the mistakes that parents most often make, and how to avoid them.

Q&A: When Can Baby Fly?

Keep these tips in mind when it is necessary to take your newborn on a plane.

You'd Never Forget Your Child In The Car, Right?

Most of us think we're incapable of making such a horrible mistake. So did the parents in this story.

When Can You Relax on Safety Rules?

You take every precaution with your baby or toddler -- but eventually, you've gotta take a deep breath, ditch the rules, and trust that your child will be just fine.

Summer's Over, But Another Baby Has Died in a Hot Car

This terrible tragedy highlights the ongoing need for parents and caregivers to be aware of the dangers of leaving children in hot cars, even as temperatures dip outside.

Baby Bath Time Safety Tips

Make your baby's baths fun, safe, and stress-free with our tips.

How Safe is Your Baby's Sleep?

American Baby, in partnership with Safe Kids Worldwide, polled more than 4,500 new moms with babies 1 year old and younger to find out how they put their child to sleep. While nearly all told us they know the steps for reducing the risk of sleep-related infant death, too many disregard them. AB investigates.

Is Your Child Safe in the Car?

Experts say that as many as 85 percent of us aren't securing our kids correctly. Take our quiz to see whether you know the latest car-seat recommendations.

10 Surprising Safety Hazards

You'll be shocked at what's really dangerous for children in your home. Don't skip our checklist of 10 safety hazards that could be deadly.

7 Tips for Buying a Car Seat

When shopping for a car seat, safety is always top of mind. There's only one way to take baby home from the hospital, and that is in an infant-safe car seat. Here are some tips for choosing the safest possible car seat for your little one.

10 Surprising Choking Hazards for Babies and Toddlers

Your baby or toddler is ready to grab anything in his reach, but watch out for these 10 choking hazards hidden on his plate or around the house.

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