November is Child Safety Protection Month and as parents, part of our job is to worry about our child’s safety. What household items could be a danger to our baby? What trouble could our toddler get into if we turn our heads for a second? What hazards are hiding in plain sight? Are we even worrying about the dangers that we should be worrying about?!
Ultimately, a certain amount of worrying is a good thing if it leads to us making safe choices for our children. Protecting our little ones feels like the most important thing in the world. Each year at Mom’s Choice Awards®, we put together a short list of some award-winning, essential safety products for parents of babies and toddlers. We hope this list helps assuage your fears and guides you towards making safe decisions for your family!
Love To Dream Swaddle UP 50/50
The Love To Dream swaddle UP 50/50, Stage 2 in the Love To Dream Sleep System, is the perfect product for transitioning your baby from swaddling to “arms free” sleep. It works perfect when baby is about to start to roll over from his back over on his tummy. Parents using the Swaddle UP Original, a Mom’s Choice Awards Gold winner 2016, enjoy being able to move the baby (around approx 4 to 6 months of age often) into the transitional 50/50. This product is also perfect for parents having used any kind of swaddles for their new babies. As many babies get their sleep disturbed when they are all of a sudden taken out of the swaddle after several months, they often develop problems to sleep. With the Swaddle UP 50/50 you will have a more gentle transition and baby will sleep better, and so will the parents. Learn more here.
Dreambaby Paintable CoverPlug
Dreambaby CoverPlugs are durable, plastic panels that plug directly into an electrical socket to cover the entire outlet. You may choose to paint your CoverPlugs to blend seamlessly into your home décor. CoverPlugs help to protect your little ones from electrical shock. It keeps outlets out of sight and out of mind. The panels are easy for adults to remove, but difficult for children. CoverPlugs completely cover standard grounded double outlets. Learn more here.
Dreambaby Multi-Purpose Latches
With super-strength adhesive backing, the Dreambaby Multi-Purpose Latches can be quickly and easily applied to most surfaces including glass, timber, metal and laminates. They are perfect for use in any room of the house including the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, garage and living areas. They are also suitable for use around corners which makes them great for appliances, toilets and irregular shaped cabinets and doors. Easy for adults to operate – gently pull strap off disc and replace to return to secure lock position. Learn more here.
Onelink by First Alert Environment Monitor
The Onelink by First Alert Environment Monitor features advanced sensing technologies that detect low-level carbon monoxide (CO), which typical CO alarms can’t detect, as well as built-in temperature and humidity sensors. Low-level CO can be a health hazard, especially for infants, children and pregnant women, causing headaches, vomiting, heart issues and more, while unregulated humidity can exacerbate children’s respiratory issues. The micro-designed, Apple HomeKit-enabled Environment Monitor delivers information on indoor atmospheric conditions and emergency notifications via users’ devices, helping them better ensure healthy air quality at home. Learn more here.
Jake’s Kindergarten Checkup
Jake welcomes his Kindergarten checkup with Dr. Dee but ears the necessary and inevitable shots. His tag-along sister Chloe increases his fears at each step of the exam until her surprising empathy helps Jake muster the courage to complete the checkup.
Jake’s Kindergarten Checkup includes easy to understand explanations of a checkup’s elements and Tips for Parents. Learn more here.