Baby Safety Month + #Coverplug Giveaway

Although I received free products to share this giveaway, all opinions are my own.

As Baby Safety Month comes to a close, I thought I would share a little round up of the safety tips on the blog plus have a little giveaway. This post is not to be judgmental, it is just to inform. I have made almost ALL of these mistakes along the way and I hope you can learn from me.

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 1. Car Seat Safety Tips - This is an older post and I have learned so much since then. But mistakes were made and I hope you can learn from mine.

2. Introducing Your Baby to Your Dog - A dog around a baby can be dangerous if you aren't careful. This is how I introduced my dog to both my babies and they are all best friends.

3. Tips for Co-Sleeping Safely - I "bed share" with my babies. Peanut is still adjusting to his crib and SweetPea happily sleeps in her bed every night now.

4. Grocery Shopping with Your Infant - A baby should never go in the carrier on top of the cart. Ever. You car seat wasn't designed that way and the carts now have warning against it because your child could fatally fall. This is how I grocery shop with an infant + 1. I made this mistake with my first. I stopped only because I couldn't see and then my husband told me about a news article about a baby that had fallen and died. So I never did it again. I didn't put her in the basket part, but that's also not safe and then where are you suppose to put your groceries?

5. Child Proofing Tips - This post keeps changing as they come out with new, more efficient products. Like the one mentioned below!


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  1. My best tip is to push tables against the wall if there is a lamp or anything else with a power cord--preferably in such a way that the cord is trapped between the table and wall. Babies will pull on power cords until it falls off!

  2. Darlene Jones-Nelson9/30/2014 12:38:00 PM

    My Number 1 safety tip is to always keep Toys out of the way of traffic areas! I have seen way too many bikes ran over or tires get flat from Kids toys

  3. My number one stressed tip aside from the general "be careful".. is to secure everything. That goes for heavy, sharp and electric objects.

  4. I am a first time mommy, so everything is new for me. I learned a lot of great tips from this awesome post. My favorite safety tip is Tips for Co-Sleeping Safely. Thank You So Much for sharing this helpful topic!! <3 <3

    Fiona N

  5. My tip is to crawl around on the floor and try to see your house from the point of view of a baby. Then you'll notice things that are dangerous that you never realized were dangerous before.

  6. My #1 to would be to keep toys away from stairs and places people walk regularly! It is so easy to not see these while you are holding a child, laundry basket, etc!

  7. My tips is to make sure furniture is bolted to the wall, so climbing toddlers don't tip the furniture onto themselves.

  8. I keep all household cleaners and chemicals high up so baby can't reach them, or under lock and key.

  9. Do not keep any cleaners, medication etc... in the lower cabinets.

  10. I use bumpers on the fireplace.

  11. My number one safety tip- keep the floors clean!!! get a vacuum that works on all floors and use it daily. so many choking hazards that we don't even think of end up on the floor and forgotten about. Rocks from the bottom of shoes, buttons falling off clothes, food, etc.

  12. My number 1 safety tip is to bolt furniture to the wall to prevent them from falling.

  13. we have hard word floors, so we have to be careful of things moving easily. We really had to baby proof our living room.


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