Archive for October, 2011

Hello Sweden! Baby 411 ebook series now available in Sweden, plus 25 more European countries

Do you live in Sweden? Have a baby? Got an Apple iPad? Now you can read America’s best-selling parenting series, courtesy of the Apple iBookstore! As of today, all the Baby 411 English-language books (Expecting 411, Baby 411, Toddler 411) are available  in Sweden via Apple’s iBookstore. And in 25 other European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, […]


Baby educational TV. An oxymoron?

Today was a busy day as the lead author (I think I drew the short straw!) on a newly released American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement regarding media use in children under age two. The news reports are everywhere, but I thought it would be helpful to provide additional insight here. The AAP has discouraged […]


Five booster car seats "not recommended," says safety group

Half of the booster car seats sold today don’t provide a proper fit, reports the Insurance for Highway Safety (IIHS) in their latest installment of their booster car seat ratings. The non-profit group is out with their most recent booster seat report that evaluates the fit of booster car seats, required by most states for […]


Mom says Halo SleepSack zipper ripped out baby's tooth

Reader Lucinda Alden writes in today with a scary story about her Halo SleepSack’s zipper: Denise and Alan, A year ago, my 9 month old had his tooth ripped out by a Halo sleep sack. My husband and I were traumatized, and our child stopped sleeping after the incident. We chose the wearable blanket for […]


RECALL: Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers Due to Choking Hazard

NEWS from CPSC and HC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission www.cpsc.gov Health Canada www.hc-sc.gc.ca     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2011 Release #12-006 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (855) 242-2245 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983 Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers Due to Choking Hazard WASHINGTON, […]


RECALL: Yu Wei Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Sold Exclusively at Jcpenney Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission   Office of Communications Washington, D.C.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2011 Release #12-003 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 806-8190 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Yu Wei Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Sold Exclusively at jcpenney Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards WASHINGTON, D.C. […]


CPSC: Anchor for Safety—TV and Furniture Tip-Over-Related Deaths and Injuries Not Slowing Down

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2011 Release #11-345 CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301)  504-7908 Anchor for Safety: TV and Furniture Tip-Over-Related Deaths  and Injuries Not Slowing Down A child is killed once every two weeks,  tens of thousands are injured every year WASHINGTON, D.C. – In March  of this year, an 11 month […]