Archive for the ‘Sleep’ Category

RECALL: IKEA Expands Recall of Wall-Mounted Lamps Due to Strangulation Hazard

IKEA Reannounces and Expands Recall of Children’s Wall-Mounted Lamps Due to Strangulation Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product Recall Date: April 29, 2014 Recall Number: 14-161 Units: About 3.5 million in the United States, 1.4 […]


Shopping Cart Injuries

Nearly 24,000 children were treated for shopping cart-related injuries last year, according to a new pediatrics study. That’s essentially 66 children per day. Wow. The most common cause: falling from the shopping cart which accounted for about 70% of the injuries. It’s not just the number of injuries that’s concerning, it’s the type. About 78% […]


AAP Advises Against Retail Clinics. Why We Agree.

Have you noticed the abundance of convenience care clinics? Also called retail-based clinics, these mini health sites are popping up inside of supermarkets and pharmacies in towns and cities across the U.S. It’s big business. While they offer conveniences, like an easy way to get the flu shot or other vaccines, they are not a […]


RECALL: Playtex Recalls Pacifier Holder Clips Due to Choking Hazard

Playtex is recalling 1.4 million pacifier holders because of concern that a small child could choke if a part of the clip were to break off.  Message to consumers: Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. Recall date: JANUARY 22, 2014 Recall number: 14-084 Recall Summary Name of product: Playtex pacifier holder clips Hazard: The pacifier holder clips […]


The 411 on the Rise in High Chair Injuries

High chair injuries are on the rise, said a recent study in the journal of Clinical Pediatrics. A 22% increase in the number of high chair-related injuries was reported from 2003 to 2010. Media headlines soon followed causing, naturally, anxiety among parents with young kids. (At first glance, the figure was startling to me, too.) Don’t […]


West Nile Virus: 3D’s for protection

Mosquitoes are having the time of their lives this summer. And, in 22 states thus far, they are spreading West Nile Virus (WNV). With over 240 cases and a few deaths, this year may be the worst epidemic of WNV we have ever seen. This is pretty scary. But, the reality is that very few […]


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 […]


Chicago becomes first city to ban crib bumpers amid safety concerns

Chicago became the first city in the country to ban the sale of crib bumpers, amid safety concerns that the bumpers contribute to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Chicago city council took the action against bumpers after a series of articles in the Chicago Tribune questioned their safety. The Tribune’s […]