By: Joyce Davis, Co-Founder and President of Keeping Babies Safe
Grandparents and Parents alike know the importance of making the most informed decisions when it comes to keeping their grandchildren and children safe in their nursery. There are so many products on the market today that may or may not be safe, so informed decision are of the utmost importance to remain vigilant about keeping babies safe while in their cribs and nurseries. For example, as of June 2011, a new crib mandate was enacted by Congress requiring all cribs to meet current safety standards. Many older cribs are not safe – visit our website here http://www.keepingbabiessafe.org/recalled_products_about.shtml to see if your crib has been recalled.
Keeping Babies Safe www.keepingbabiessafe.org is a free information resource for grandparents, and parents, that offers the most reliable crib and sleep safety information, safety tips, and product recall information so you can make the most informed decisions about keeping babies safe in their nursery. Keeping Babies Safe is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit foundation providing education, assistance and leadership in keeping babies safe from preventable injuries associated with unsafe cribs and unsafe sleep environments. Keeping Babies Safe in connection with the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, offers free safety videos and tip sheets in English and Spanish called “Safe Sleep (Environments) for Babies” available on our homepage at www.keepingbabiessafe.org.
Co-Founder, and President of Keeping Babies Safe, Joyce Davis, lost her five-month old son Garret due to adding a supplemental mattress that was advertised as suitable for their popular brand of portable crib. “These dangers are completely preventable,” says Joyce. “We supply reliable information to grandparents and parents so they can be better informed to protect their babies. Cribs are the most important product in your home for your baby. It’s the only place where your child is left unattended. We have to remain vigilant.”
Keeping Babies Safe and GRAND are proud to announce an ongoing partnership in providing you with the most reliable safety information to keep babies safe. Stay tuned in the coming months for my advice column on how to maximize your grandbabies’ safety.