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.

Most Parents Are Afraid to Tell Others They've Made a Common Car Seat Mistake

Not only are too many parents not keeping kids in rear-facing car seats long enough, but loved ones who notice aren't comfortable pointing it out.

Recall Alert: Gerber Pasta Pick Ups

The company has recalled its cheese ravioli because it's not safe for kids with egg allergies.

Mold: The Hidden Allergy Problem

Going outside at this time of year can make kids sneeze or wheeze, but as one mom learned, what's inside your home might actually be causing the symptoms.

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.

Treating Heat Rash

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

Q&A: When Can Baby Fly?

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

Babyproofing Your Home from Top to Bottom

You'd be surprised at how easy it is for a baby to get into trouble. Create a safe place by babyproofing every room in your home.

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.

Baby Bath Time Safety Tips

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

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.

Avoid a Car-Seat Mistake

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

How to Bathe a Baby

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

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 From a Car Seat Safety Expert Every Parent Should Read Now

Every 33 seconds a child under the age of 13 is involved in a car crash in the U.S. That's why all parents should be up to date on the latest car safety tips for the smallest passengers on the road.

The Safe Nursery

Many hazards aren't obvious. Read on to make sure you don't miss a thing.

9 Things to Do to Get Your House in Order Before Baby Comes

Whether your due date is approaching or you feel the urge to get your home in tip-top shape, use this guide to get the work done.

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.

Must-Know Tips for Summer Safety

Break out the bonnet, sunscreen, and water bottle. We've got you covered with these hot-weather tips.

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.

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.

What Does 'Natural' Really Mean When It Comes to Baby Products?

We talked to an expert to find out what it truly means when a baby product has the word "natural" on its label.

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.

Lifting an Infant (6 months of age)

Must-know tips for safely lifting a 6 month old baby and advice on comfortable positions for holding a child this age.

How to Create a Safe Crib

Follow these steps to ensure a secure sleep haven.

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