Consumer Reports Guide to Childproofing & Safety

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Consumers Union, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 199 pages
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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 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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About the author (2008)

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.

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