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Sep 26, 2012
Baby Safety Products for Your Home
From pinched fingers to bumped heads, babies certainly find ways to hurt themselves! Keep your child safe from harm with these smart items.
Babies are brave. Their imagination and curiosity override any sense of danger or hesitation that dictate our lives as adults. And it is this fearless, inquisitive behavior that drives parents crazy. It seems there are infinite ways for an infant to hurt himself. Try and reduce your baby's chances of being hurt with a few of these innovative baby safety products we're showcasing for Baby Safety Month.
Protect your baby from pinching her fingers in a closing door with this adorable panda door pinch guard from Mommy's Helper. It also keeps children from accidentally locking themselves in a room and doors from slamming. Find one on babitha.com for just $2.11.
Although there may only be gums in there, your baby's mouth still needs to be cleaned. However, care must be taken to avoid choking. This PVC- and BPA-free toothbrush cleans and massages baby's gums and emerging teeth and comes with a choking guard for safe brushing. Get a two-piece set via diapers.com for $9.10.
Hardwood floors can be a bit unforgiving for a falling child. Protect them with a play area foam mat like this one from OneStepAhead. Your kid will be safe and comfortable while playing in the house, and you get to keep the nice look of your hardwood floors! Buy your mat at onestepahead.com. Prices vary by size.
A baby's bath should not exceed 100 degrees F, but how do you know for sure how hot the tub water is? Instead of the elbow or back-of-the-hand test, put your trust in this Bear Bathtub Thermometer. He automatically turns on when floating in water, is easy-to-read and completely adorable. Buy one at aliexpress.com for $5.42.
A must-have for modern homes, this anti-tipping anchoring system attaches to flat-screen televisions, wall units or other furniture that could seriously hurt a child if tipped over. Get yours at Bed Bath & Beyond for $9.99.
The moment when your baby is sleeping and you are sleeping is a beautiful thing. But nothing lasts forever – so to know when your baby needs attention, use this digital video baby monitor. Not only do you get a sound feed but also color video for extra peace of mind. Get yours at Target for $152.
Give your child a comfortable and safe ride on your trips to the grocery store. This plush strap is compact enough to fit in a diaper bag or purse and adjusts to fit all shopping cart seats and high chairs. Machine washable and highly fashionable. For ages 6 months and older. Get one on Amazon for $13.95.
Now even filling up the bath can be fun! These cute, adjustable faucet covers protect young ones' heads in the case of a bath time slip. They also have tails that act as hooks when not in use. Choose between Moby the whale or Ducky the duck. Grab yours at skiphop.com for $13.