Baby Safety Month: Protecting Your Bundle of Joy

Baby Safety MonthSeptember is Baby Safety Month, a time where we take a look at protecting our pride and joy. Now is also a good time to be aware of the dangers that could affect your newborn such as Blue Baby Syndrome. But what is Blue Baby Syndrome and how do you know if your child is at risk? Blue Baby Syndrome is a condition in which a baby is diagnosed with Cyanosis, which is characterized by having blue skin instead of the normal reddish color of the body. This is due to a lack of oxygen being received by the baby’s tissues, organs and cells. Typically, babies below six months are most likely to have this syndrome. Treatments vary from case to case so always seek medical advice before going with one solution over another. Another issue is drinking nitrite contaminated water. Infants below the age of 6 months who drink water contaminated with nitrite can become seriously ill, showing symptoms such as shortness of breath and blue baby syndrome. Test for Nitrite in your water with the Nitrite Test Strips which contain 50 test strips and gives a safe and precise water test measurement.

Raising a child takes knowledge and care to ensure the first years are healthy and happy. With that in mind, here are a few items that will help protect your bundle of joy.

To help your baby breathe easier, strongly consider this top of the line allergy machine. The Austin Air Baby’s Breath Allergy Machine helps to reduce wheezing, coughing, sneezing and snoring. To improve the air in your nursery, this allergy machine will reduce airborne particles such as pollen and dust. This junior allergy machine is available in blue and pink.

The Sprite Baby Shower filters 99% of free chlorine–which causes cracked and dry skin–leaving your child with soft, smooth skin. The Baby Shower features a small, easy-to-hold handle, enabling you to rinse shampoo and soap away from your baby’s eyes. Most importantly, it filters out the chemicals in your water that could be damaging to your child’s skin, eyes and hair. The Baby Shower uses an adapter to attach to your kitchen sink faucet, making it a perfect shower for your infant. The filter life for this product is 3 years or every 3,000 gallons.  After the filter has run its course, replace it with the Sprite HHC2 Hand-Held Replacement Cartridge.

The Vicks Starry Night Cool Moisture Humidifier produces cool and invisible moisture for medium-sized rooms. With this Vicks humidifier your newborn will experience easier breathing, which will result in a good night’s sleep. A distinctive feature of the Vicks humidifier is its independently controlled Starry Night Projector, which transforms an ordinary room into a starry night sky that will delight and mesmerize your infant.

The above products are all great recommendations for your children when it comes to keeping them safe. Take steps today to ensure a healthy and happy life for your baby.