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Health Information For Parents
Newborns and young infants can’t lift their heads well, so can get stuck in a position that blocks their breathing, called smothering or suffocation. Young children have better head control, but still have a small risk of smothering too.
If you’re expecting a baby or already have a child, it’s a good idea to:
Even with these precautions in place, kids still can get hurt and accidents do happen. But being prepared will help you to act quickly and confidently in the event of an emergency.
Bed-sharing increases the risk of sleep-related deaths, including SIDS. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends room-sharing without bed-sharing for the safest sleep environment.
Young kids love to explore their homes, but are unaware of the potential dangers. Learn how to protect them with our handy household safety checklists.
Choosing baby products can be confusing, but one consideration must never be compromised: your little one’s safety.
When you choose a crib, check it carefully to make sure that your baby’s sleep space is safe. Here’s how.
You might think of babies and toddlers when you hear the words “babyproofing” or “childproofing,” but unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in kids 14 and under.
Guard against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by learning how to safely put your baby to sleep.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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