Baby Safety 101

From babyproofing basics to car seat safety, we've got 20+ of your top baby safety questions, answered.

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So you've registered for everything under the sun, read up on all the do's and don'ts of pregnancy, and mapped out your birth plan to a T. Congrats! Now it's time to read up on some other must-know parts of having a baby: How to keep the little guy safe. Lucky for you, we've rounded up the top 20 safety questions mamas ask in baby's first year. Read on (and take some notes).

Top 20 Baby Safety Questions

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Q&A: How should I babyproof for a crawling baby?

Q&A: How can I decrease my baby's SIDS risk?

Q&A: Is co-sleeping safe?

Q&A: How can I keep my baby safe in the car?

Q&A: What changing table safety tips should I know?

Q&A: Are cleaning products dangerous for my baby to be around?

Q&A: Are vaccines really safe for baby?

Q&A: Are blankies okay for babies to have?

Q&A: What are some safe solid foods to start baby on?

Q&A: Is DEET safe for baby?

Q&A: Have any general babyproofing suggestions?

Q&A: What safety tips I should keep in mind when decorating the nursery?

Q&A: What should I put in my First-Aid kit for baby?

Q&A: Are there foods I should avoid while breastfeeding, for baby's safety?

Q&A: What do I do if baby has a bad reaction to a vaccine?

Q&A: Could baby's Halloween costume be dangerous?

Q&A: What safe alternatives to cold meds can I give my baby?

Q&A: How can I avoid baby's exposure to certain viruses and bacteria?

Q&A: Is it safe to use sunscreen on my baby?

Q&A: What are some holiday safety tips for baby I should keep in mind?


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