Consumer Reports Guide to Childproofing & Safety: Tips to Protect your Baby and Child from Injury at Home and on the Go

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Your home. Your yard. That great big world out there. Hazards waiting to seriously injure your child are everywhere. Each year, millions of children sustain an injury serious enough to require medical care. The majority of these accidents can be prevented.

As a parent, you want to do everything in your power to arm yourself with the best and most complete safety information available. But finding and keeping track of all of this essential information is a daunting task. This ...

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Overview

Your home. Your yard. That great big world out there. Hazards waiting to seriously injure your child are everywhere. Each year, millions of children sustain an injury serious enough to require medical care. The majority of these accidents can be prevented.

As a parent, you want to do everything in your power to arm yourself with the best and most complete safety information available. But finding and keeping track of all of this essential information is a daunting task. This book, chock full of easily readable tips, advice, and clear illustrations compiles all the information time-crunched parents and caregivers need to keep their children safe both at home and on the go - so you can spend less time worrying, and more time enjoying your kids.

- Which products are safe to use with your children and how to identify products that are not

- How to eliminate potential hazards in every room in your home

- Tips for your babysitters, grandparents and other caregivers

- Tips beyond childproofing, from basic bite and sting care to more serious problems such as poisoning, choking, and food allergies.

- Playground, beach, water safety and MORE.

- Clear advice for choosing the right car seat and illustrated instructions for proper installation

- Special section on the hazards of LEAD and what you can do about them.

From one of the most trusted sources of safety information, here is an invaluable baby and child safety resource every parent and caregiver should own.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933524177
  • Publisher: Consumer Reports Books
  • Publication date: 5/13/2008
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 7.66 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Jamie Schaefer-Wilson serves on several juvenile products committees for the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) where she advocates for safer juvenile product standards. She has been the featured speaker for American Baby Magazine for their winter child safety seminars for the past two years. Jamie is currently a consultant in Juvenile Product Testing and Safety for Consumer Reports. Jamie works with the non-profit KIDS AND CARS and is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. She is also author of "The Baby Rules: The Insider's Guide to Raising Your Parents," and has been featured in newspapers and magazines including American Baby, Pregnancy, Consumer Digest, Woman's World, Working Mother and Parent Guide.

Consumer Reports regularly reports on baby products and child safety issues. Their work is based on the impartial testing and expertise of the Technical Division, which has evaluated products for more than seventy years. Since 1936, the mission of Consumer Reports has been to test, inform, and protect.

Consumer Reports is located in Yonkers, NY and for more than 70 years has tested and reported on products of every form, size and shape, including consumer electronics, autos, appliances, baby products, and health and financial services. Consumer Reports is trusted for its expert unbiased testing and reporting, and for the fact that it does not take advertising and is beholden to no commercial interest.

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Table of Contents

1 The Nursery 1

2 The Bathroom 11

3 Your Toddler's Room 21

4 The Kitchen 29

5 Food and Dining 39

6 Living Room and Dining Room 53

7 The Playroom 65

8 The Backyard 77

9 Advice for Caregivers 85

10 Holidays, Predators, and the Internet 95

11 The Car 109

12 On the Go 125

13 The Playground 139

14 Pool and Beach Safety 151

15 Stings, Bites, Burns, and Poisoning 161

16 Fire Safety 175

17 Keeping the Lead Out 187

Product Recalls 194

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