Archive for the ‘Baby & Toddler Safety’ Category

The Biggest Toy Recalls of 2013


As you head out to do your holiday shopping this year, please keep this list of recalled products and related safety tips in mind.  The same information is also important when consigning, donating or passing down toys your family no longer needs.  Please share this post with your friends and family. 2013 Toy Recalls in [...]

Food-related Choking Among Children in the United States

Young Girl Eating a Hotdog

Editor’s note: Thanks goes to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for this informative article. Food-related Choking Among Children in the United States Candy, particularly hard candy, meat, and bones were key foods involved in choking episodes among children ages 0-14 years, according to a report published today by the Center for Injury Research [...]

Tips for Selling Your Baby & Toddler Gear

Store owner shows a WeMakeItSafer seal on a carseat

As your children outgrow their gear, selling it at a consignment sale or in an online marketplace is a great way to reduce waste, promote reuse and make some extra money to help pay for that next batch of “stuff” they will need. But not everything is suitable to be passed along. Before putting your [...]

WeMakeItSafer and ConsignmentMommies Partner for Safer Resale


WeMakeItSafer and ConsignmentMommies join forces to make safety a priority in the growing consignment sale event industry. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2012  To say consignment sale events are sweeping the nation would be an understatement.  Spurred by both the economic and environmental benefits of reselling items one no longer needs, there are now over [...]

Baby Planners & Recalled Baby Products – How Do These Two Go Together?

Sleeping Newborn

Guest post by Melissa Moog, President, International Baby Planner Association For many, the term Baby Planners isn’t familiar as it’s still a new niche the world is hearing more and more about. The definition of a Baby Planner is simply an expectant or new parent’s consultant on all things pregnancy and baby related carrying on through [...]

Register Your Baby Products to Keep on Top of Recalls

Register for recall alerts with Items I Own by WeMakeItSafer

Last week, Encore Baby Registry posted a fabulous article on their blog about the importance of checking for recalls. Rather than just tell readers to register, Encore gave specific examples of some of the problems that registering products solves.  We have posted the first portion of their article here, with permission, and encourage you to [...]

How to Select the Right Child Proof Gate

SafeStartBaby premier gate

Editor’s Note: Thanks goes to Michele Spahr, the founder of Safe Start Baby, for this helpful guest post on choosing the right baby gates and installing them properly.  In addition to her informative (and sometimes just plain hilarious) blog, you can find Michele on twitter @TheSafetyFreak.  * * * Never underestimate your busy crawling baby. One minute [...]

WeMakeItSafer Announces Rewards Program to Encourage Product Registration


Could prizes get more consumers to register their belongings? WeMakeItSafer thinks so. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2011 WeMakeItSafer is announcing a new program called Safety Points Rewards to increase the number of consumers who register their belongings for product recall notifications. The program lets users of “Items I Own,” WeMakeItSafer’s product registration tool, enter a weekly [...]

Surviving a Serious Crash: One Family’s Miraculous Story


If you have not heard this story yet, it is worth the read. We have summarized it below, but you can read the full story and interview with the mom here.  Last March, a Phoenix family, Jeff, Ann, Emma (6), Bridget (4) and Maggie (2) were traveling to a get-together in their minivan. Jeff was [...]

Make Any Month Baby Safety Month: Quick Checklist

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Huh? Over already? September went by in a flash, but you can make any month Baby Safety Month! Your quick calendar of to-do’s is below. There are a LOT of safety tips out there, many of which you probably already know. Our goal this month was to provide information and tips that you may not [...]

Register Baby’s Gear for Recall Alerts


Baby Safety Month is coming to a close, but we promise to go out with a bang. Today, we’ll be talking about how to protect Baby from product recalls, and tomorrow? Well, we have a big announcement planned for you, so be sure to like us on facebook so you are among the first to [...]

Making Your Own Baby Food Can Reduce Chemical Exposure

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It’s Baby Safety Month, and we’re on day six of chemical exposure week. Some of this week’s experts mentioned dangerous chemicals that could be found in your baby’s food. Tania Reuben, founder of, taught us that Bisphenol A (BPA) is often present in canned food, and we learned about potential links between artificial colors [...]

Could Dust be Harming Your Baby?


We often blame lint and dead skin cells for the unsightly dust that accumulates around our homes, but did you know that there could also be harmful chemicals trapped in those bunnies? Two of the biggest culprits are flame retardants from upholstery and carpets, and pesticides that ride in on your shoes. We reached out [...]

Toxic Chemicals in Child Car Seats, What You Need to Know

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Week four of WeMakeItSafer’s celebration of Baby Safety Month is focused on chemical exposure, and today, September 24th, is National Car Seat Check Day! To honor both, we are talking about dangerous chemicals found in car seats – probably not something you’ve thought much about. Your baby can spend a lot of time in his [...]

Protect Baby: Be Aware of BPA


Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used in making polycarbonate plastics, a material that packs a lot of benefits; it is light-weight, strong and heat-resistant. Unfortunately, new studies show that BPAs could be harmful to humans, especially young children, babies and unborn fetuses. Until more research can be completed, the Department of Health and Human [...]