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Sunday, September 16, 2018

National Baby Safety Month Baby Safety Tips from MAM + Giveaway

September is #NationalBabySafetyMonth. As parents, nothing is more important to us than the safety of our MAM babies. In conjunction with our friends at top baby registry site @Guguguru, we are posting safety tips throughout #JPMABabySafetyMonth to help raise awareness of key things we can all do to protect our babies. Please share this post and/or tell your friends and family about each tip! #BSM2018 #BSM #BabySafetyMonth #JPMABSM


Focus on Safety: This #BabySafetyMonth, the JPMA is teaching parents and caregivers to properly select and use all juvenile products, the importance of child supervision, following manufacturers' instructions and warning labels, inspection during product use, and monitoring children's growth and development. Visit www.babysafetymonth.org to learn more about properly choosing and using baby products and creating the safest environment for your child!




Always place baby to sleep on their backs. A recent study by the @AmericanAcademyofPediatrics shows that about 2 in 10 babies are placed to sleep in incorrect positions that greatly increase the risk of SIDS. Babies should *always* be placed to sleep on their backs. Placing babies to sleep on their sides is just as dangerous as placing babies to sleep on their stomachs, since they are likely to roll over on to their stomachs while sleeping.

Consider pacifier usage when placing baby down for sleep and remember that the pacifier may not be reinserted once baby falls asleep. Pacifier use is shown to reduce the risk of SIDS. MAM supports the AAP published guidelines for pacifier usage. Check them out here: https://bit.ly/AAPInfantSleepSafety Read more here if you’re interested in more information about pacifiers and how they reduce the risk of SIDS: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/116/5/1245


Before placing a pacifier in baby’s mouth, check to see if there is any damage or signs of weakness. Pull the nipple in all directions and throw away the pacifier at the first sign of damage or weakness. Pay extra attention to your child’s pacifier as teeth emerge, which can occur as early as 1 month. Be sure to replace your baby’s pacifier frequently – once a month or every two months. Learn more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvtezxTgUq0


Safe Sleep Guidelines. Many parents and caregivers are unaware of the AAP’s recommended Safe Sleep Guidelines and unknowingly put their babies at risk. It’s crucially important to make sure anyone who cares for your baby is aware of Safe Sleep Guidelines. @LovetoDreamUSA’s Safe Sleep Guide offers helpful tips to help ensure the safest sleep situation for your baby at all times. Visit https://lovetodream.com/sleep-center/safe-sleep-support-practical-advice-for-new-parents-/ to see more on safe sleep.


Make sure baby’s arms and legs are safe in the crib from any risk of being stuck, and even injured in their crib slats. Our friends @breathablebaby offer thoughtfully designed crib liners made of lightweight breathe-through polyester mesh to help keep little limbs inside of the crib without the risk of restricted airflow. For more information on this safer alternative to crib bumpers visit www.breathablebaby.com.


Keep an extra eye on baby with a monitor and just like anything else you place in your baby’s bedroom, you need to be careful about where and how you use a baby monitor. Place any cords at least 3 feet away from any part of a crib, bassinet, play yard or other safe sleep environment and never position a monitor inside or on the edge of a crib. Our friends @myevoz make wireless video baby monitors that securely connect to iOS and Android devices and allow for you to watch your child virtually from anywhere. The Evoz smart monitors offer patented cry alert technology and allow for data tracking and record keeping as well. For more information visit www.myevoz.com.


For stress-free adventures with baby choose a stroller that has a base wide enough to prevent tipping, even when your baby leans over the side. Always secure baby using straps and use the basket underneath. Don’t hang purses or shopping bags over the handles as it may cause the stroller to tip. @deltachildren offers safe, stylish and lightweight stroller choices ideal for parents on-the-go. For more information visit www.deltachildren.com.


Ensure that your baby’s crib meets CPSC standards and that everything in your nursery is free of harmful chemicals and toxins. Check that the crib of your choice is not on the CPSC recall list, here: CPSC Recall List Just as important is ensuring that your baby’s crib is placed away from (1) windows, where drafts and sunlight can put your baby at risk, and (2) drapes/blinds, which are strangulation hazards. Our friends at @Micuna_Usa offer a collection of safe, stylish cribs made of sustainable materials like solid Beech Wood. Check out their wide variety of cribs here: https://www.micunausa.com/shop-products/.


MAM pacifiers come in four sizes: newborn, 0-6, 6+ and 16+. Each size was developed with pediatric dentists and developmental psychologists to provide your baby with the ideal pacifier at each age and stage. These sizes are recommendations for your baby’s maximum comfort and safety; if your baby likes a MAM pacifier that is not the ideal size for his or her age, not to worry! It is still safe to use as long as all other safety guidelines are followed: https://bit.ly/mampacifiersafety.


Enter to WIN
One Nanny to Mommy reader will receive a variety of MAM products valued at $40! Entry is simple, just follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter below. Open US/Can only, must be 18+ to enter. Winner chosen via Random.org through Rafflecopter. All winning entries are verified. Please follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with our current giveaways. Good luck!
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MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway has been sponsored by MAM. All thoughts are my own. This contest will run thorough September 30, 2018 at 11:59 EST. No purchase necessary. US entries only. Must be 18 years or older to win. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Nanny to Mommy and not to Facebook. Please note that Nanny to Mommy and other participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.

12 comments:

  1. I would like to win for my niece who just had a baby. Thanks for hosting.

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  3. My kids both used MAM pacifiers when they were babies. We had those things stockpiled -- I can still remember my daughter reaching for one in her sleep. The glow-in-the-dark ones were genius. MAM pacis were the best, and so cute!

    If I won this prize pack, I would share it with one of my mama-to-be friends. Lots of baby showers going on at work lately!

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  4. I would want to win this prize pack for my daughter-in-law and son. They are in the process of making me a grandma again. :)

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  5. This will be for my sister-in-law!

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  6. The mam pacifier. This is for my future grandchild that is going to be born next year

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  7. I'd like to win for my niece who is having a baby in 3 weeks!! :)

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  8. This would be for my niece who is expecting soon.

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  9. Oh I would love to win this for a mom in need that we have been helping the last few months. Would be a blessing for her! Mam is the only pacifier her little girl will use.

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  10. I would like to win this for my daughter who is expecting.

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  11. I would like to win this for my grandson :)

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