Item description for The Consumer Reports Guide to Childproofing & Safety: Tips to Protect your Baby and Child from Injury at Home and on the Go by Jamie Schaefer-Wilson...
Overview This book is chock full of easily readable tips, advice, and clear illustrations compiles all the information time-crunched parents need to keep their children safe both at home and in that great big world out there. Included is information such as: how to identify safe vs. unsafe products, how to manage insect bites, poisoning, choking, and food allergies. Since 1936, the mission of Consumer Reports has been to test, inform, and protect.
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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6" Width: 5" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date May 13, 2008
Publisher Consumer Reports
ISBN 1933524170 ISBN13 9781933524177
Availability 0 units.
More About Jamie Schaefer-Wilson
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Consumer Reports Guide to Childproofing & Safety: Tips to Protect your Baby and Child from Injury at Home and on the Go?
A top pick for any concerned parent Jul 14, 2008
Any parent who doesn't have the utmost concern for the safety of their child cannot call themselves a parent. "Consumer Reports Guide to Childproofing & Safety: 600 Tips for Keeping Kids Safe at Home and on the Go" is a complete and comprehensive guide for parents who seek to keep their child as safe as possible while they navigate one of the world's most treacherous and hazard-filled paths - life. With suggestions on avoiding bad toys or products, and how to treat common injuries, "Consumer Reports Guide to Childproofing Safety: 600 Tips for Keeping Kids Safe at Home and on the Go" is a top pick for any concerned parent and for community library parenting collections.
Diane C. Donovan California Bookwatch
Buy this book and you don't have to call your Mom all day for advice! Jun 27, 2008
Cover to cover this book is filled with valuable information for Moms, Dads and caregivers. I love the way the book is laid out- such a quick and easy book to reference on any subject. I think it's a great gift idea for new Moms & Dads and also great for parents whose children are older. My daughter is 5 now and I still want to give her the best care I can,so to me it is important to stay informed. Thank you!!
Essential book for parents Jun 22, 2008
With all the information about child safety out there, it is great to have all this information in one place and from a trusted source. The book is easy to read and the information is presented clearly and concisely. I recommend it as the must have resource for parents (and anyone who takes care of children in their home).
Should be retitled "600 Ways to Scare Parents" Jun 22, 2008
New parents are bombarded with this stuff all the time. Why subject yourself to an entire book of fearmongering? I was hoping for a "room by room" description of what to cover up and contain, but instead I got "600 ways to Kill your kids". Enough is enough.
A Must-read for Parents! Jun 16, 2008
Every parent should read this comprehensive, easy-to-read and understand guide to child safety at home, outdoors, and in the car. There is an enormous amount of information so I suggest parents, especially new parents, do a quick read to learn about hazards in familiar surroundings and what parents can do to prevent injury. Then when you are ready to buy a bicycle and helmet carefully re-read that section in the chapter, "On the Go" which also covers strollers, skates, and how to be a safe pedestrian. This book is so comprehensive I could only come up with one omission: under food safety I would have added food spoilage and hazards like bacterial contamination of purchased food urging parents to keep abreast of food recalls and warnings. Might a new parent feel overwhelmed thinking about all the possible dangers in their child's world? Maybe, but better safe than sorry. Plus the book will help a parent develop a "safety reflex" so you automatically turn in the pot handle even though there are no toddlers around. Plus you will be modeling that safety reflex for your kids which will help keep your future grandchildren safe.
Marilyn Heins, MD Pediatrician and parenting educator http://www.ParentKidsRight.com