Child Safety

Make Your Child's World a Safer Place

Accidents happen in the wink of an eye. And once they do, they can’t be undone. That’s why practicing vigilant child safety is so important, and why we’re admittedly obsessed with safety topics.

The alarming fact is, preventable injuries are the #1 cause of death in kids in the U.S. Every year, 9,000 families lose a child to a preventable injury and another nine million kids wind up in the ER. However, the key word here is preventable. By child proofing, building sound safety habits, and teaching your child basic safety rules, you can greatly reduce the risks.

Kids are natural explorers. Sometimes they do breathtakingly dangerous things, like climbing a bookcase. Sometimes, they’re exposed to outside hazards, like insidious UV rays. And sometimes, bad things inexplicably happen, like SIDS. As parents, the best we can do is to anticipate what could happen and put safeguards in place before they do.

Do you know where most accidents happen? In the home. That’s why thorough child proofing is so essential. Even if you’ve already safety proofed your home, baby gates and all, please take a minute to read our nursery safety and child proofing guides, not to mention our tips for safe travel and outings.

Because if you come away with just one new strategy for keeping your child safe, isn’t that well worth your time?

Crib Safety: Expert Advice for Keeping Baby Safe

Baby will spend more time in the crib than anywhere else, so make sure you're in the loop regarding current crib safety standards!

SIDS Information Every Parent Should Know

—and what you can do to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

How to Child Proof Your Home

Your comprehensive, room-by-room guide.

Fire Safety: What Every Parent Should Know

20 fast fire prevention tips from leading fire experts.

Pool Safety: 13 Steps to a Safer Backyard Pool

Safeguard your pool, so your kids can enjoy it safely.

Ah-Choo! Baby Cold Treatments and Remedies

You can't prevent colds, but there are simple things you can do to make your baby more comfortable.

How to Care For Children's Feet

Advice about children's feet from a board-certified Podiatrist.

Baby and Kids' Sun Protection Primer: What Every Parent Should Know

Start practicing good sun protection now, and your child will thank you later!

Outdoor Safety Starts in Your Own Backyard

Make your backyard a safe place to play.

Traveling with Kids (Our Top Safety Tips!)

Take some basic steps to ensure your little one's safety.

Amusement & Water Park Safety Tips

Keep kids safe at the amusement park (and fairs and carnivals, too)!

Halloween Safety: 13 Tips for Trick-or-Treating

Tips for safe and happy Trick-or-Treating.

Halloween Safety: How to Safety-Proof Your Child's Costume

How to give any costume a quick safety makeover.

Winter Clothing: Head-to-Toe Dressing Tips

Secrets to warm, wrestle-proof cold weather dressing.