As the warmer weather is upon us we are all venturing outside for fresh air. It is important to keep in mind small steps we can take to ensure our kids are safe. I am so excited to be partnering with JPMA to help ensure we are all Springing in to Spring Safety!
Who is JPMA
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is the voice of the industry on quality and safety for baby and children’s products in North America. We do this by:
- Advocating for safety through product certification programs and legislative and regulatory involvement;
- Supporting a broad and diverse membership through member-only programming and industry promotion;
- And by acting as a comprehensive source for baby product information and education.
JPMA members represent 95 percent of the prenatal to preschool products sold in North America. To find out more about JPMA, our Certification Program and Certified products, and for a complete listing of JPMA Members, please visit https://www.jpma.org. Follow JPMA on Twitter @JPMA and connect with us on Facebook to learn about additional safety tips and JPMA initiatives.
Below are a few reminders from JPMA and me for when you head out! Don’t forget to remind grandparents/caregivers and family members of these safety tips too!
- Buckle up baby every time — even just for short strolls — and use restraints properly.
- Keep baby’s hands clear when unfolding and folding strollers.
- Use storage baskets and keep handles free of purses and bags so the stroller doesn’t tip over.
- Apply brakes when stationary to prevent a stroller from rolling away.
- Be mindful about what you put in the parent accessory trays, such as hot coffee, so it doesn’t accidentally spill onto baby and cause burns or bruises.
- Always follow manufacturer’s instructions, warning labels and recommendations for age, height and weight requirements.
- Choose a sling or soft carrier for bonding, breastfeeding or baby wearing when baby is very young.
- Choose a framed back carrier for hiking or other outdoor activities.
- Keep baby’s face Visible and Kissable*. Make sure you can always see baby’s face.
- Make sure all attachments are secured, tighten everything and don’t forget to hook clasps.
- Never cook over a hot surface with a child in a carrier because it puts them at risk for accidental burns.
For more tips on keeping baby safe, visit www.jpma.org/parents.
Are you Springing in to Spring Safety?
XOXO, Gabbing Ginger