Parenting Resources

Based on a 2008 CDC Childhood Injury Report, approximately 14 million children, newborn to 4 years sustained nonfatal unintentional injuries in or near their home. More alarming, nearly 16,000 children died from injuries sustained. Most of these injuries are predictable, preventable and controllable. Below are web sites of some trusted child safety organizations available to you. Discover how these other child safety organizations and resources can build your confidence as a new parent and provide the best advice, or ask your physician.

Members of

iafcslogo4webInternational Association for Child Safety

The International Association For Child Safety (IAFCS) is a national network of child safety professionals. IAFCS members are recognized childproofing experts and are ready to help you make your home a safer place for your little one. Baby Proofers Plus is an active member of the IAFCS and has been for years.

Child Safety

cpscbanner4 Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is a federal agency that helps keep families and children safe in and around their homes. Bookmark our home page or go to to check for recalled products. Be sure to sign up for automatic e-mail recall notifications.

jpma_logo150Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association

Creating a safe sleep environment for baby is the best thing you can do to ensure the first years are happy and healthy. Learn the safety guidelines to make sure every naptime and nighttime are safe for your baby. Moreover, THE PARENTHOOD is a comprehensive online community for moms, dads, grandparents and other caregivers. JPMA PARENTHOOD MEMBERSHIP is free so sign up to receive important safety updates and chances to get cool baby gear!

nhtsaNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Parents and caregivers are urged to verify that their child safety seats are properly installed and correctly used. Certified technicians are available to inspect and verify your child seat installation – often free of charge. Visit this site to find the inspection station nearest you.

nppsNational Program for Playground Safety

NPPS is the leader in research, training, and development of S.A.F.E. play areas! NPPS' mission is to help the public create safe and developmentally appropriate play environments for children.

safekidsNational Safe Kids Campaign

Safe Kids USA is a nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability for children ages 1 to 14. They educate families, provide safety devices to families in need and advocate for better laws to help keep children safe, healthy and out of the emergency room.


nsclogo65National Safety Council

The National Safety Council’s mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads, through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Their vision is succinct and clear: “making our world safer”.

Product Recall

Consumerwatch is a web site dedicated to keeping the public informed about defective products, recalls and safety concerns associated with numerous products ranging from tools, cars and food to medical devices and children’s toys.

cpscbanner4The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent government agency created to protect Americans from harmful products that could result in serious injury or death. Sign up for recalls by completing the form to subscribe to CPSC's email subscription lists (i.e. all press releases and recalls, recalls only, recalls involving infant/child products only, etc.). A recall should serve as a reminder to all consumers to regularly check their products to ensure that they are properly assembled and being used according to the manufacturer’s instructions (this applies to second hand products too!)

jpma_logo150Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)

The JPMA exists to advance the interests, growth and well-being of North American pre-natal to preschool product manufacturers, importers and distributors under their own brands to consumers. It does so through advocacy, public relations, information sharing, product performance, certification and business development assistance conducted with appreciation for the needs of parents, children and retailers.


redcross100American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is a volunteer-led, humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the U.S. Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers services in other areas including educational programs on preparedness, health, and safety. It’s a very good idea to learn infant CPR and first aid from a professionally trained instructor.

logo_nfpaNational Fire Protection Agency

NFPA offers safety tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics such as heating safety, cooking safety, holiday safety etc. Download and print out these safety tip sheets, read them and keep them handy.

Infant Swimming Resource

For more than 40 years, Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) has been teaching children critical Self-Rescue™ swimming skills -- giving children the competence and confidence to safely enjoy the water. ISR’s technique teaches babies from 6 months to 6 years of age how to save themselves if they were to end up in the water alone. The sooner a child learns, the safer he/she will be.


aapAmerican Academy of Pediatrics

If you're a parent, be sure to visit this web site. Backed by 60,000 AAP member pediatricians, offers trustworthy, up-to-the-minute health care information and guidance for parents and caregivers. In addition to finding the most reliable pediatric health information available online, you can search for a local AAP member pediatrician – your very best source for children's health advice – using the site's enhanced "Find a Pediatrician" tool. You can also get answers to specific questions by clicking on "Ask a Pediatrician."

American Association of Poison Control Centers

The American Association of Poison Control Centers are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you. The Poison Help hotline at 1(800)222-1222 serves as a key medical information resource and helps avoid emergency room visits. Call your poison center at 1(800)222-1222 with questions about food recalls. All phones are answered by medically trained specialists.

cdc National Center for Injury Prevention

Every parent wants to protect their children from harm and to keep them safe. We don't want children to suffer any pain, whether it's from a common cold, a bump, or a bruise. To raise parents' awareness about the leading causes of child injury and how they can be prevented, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched the Protect the Ones You Love initiative. Protect the Ones You Love is dedicated to sharing information on the steps parents can take to make a positive difference.

logo_epasealNational Lead Information Center

The National Lead Information Center (NLIC) provides information about lead hazards and their prevention.Learning disabilities, hearing loss, and violent behavior are some of the effects lead paint can have on young children. If your home was built before 1978, lead paint on your walls, door, windows and sills may be dangerous. Call and speak with a specialist Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (EST) at 1(800)424-LEAD [5323] or read more on this site on how to make all kids lead-free.

nrclogoNational Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care

The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) has a new web-based tool, Healthy Kids, Healthy Care Designed for parents, Healthy Kids, Healthy Care contains 34 key health and safety practices for parents to look for when evaluating and choosing child care/early education programs. Parents can also use the resources to improve the quality of their child's current program. Find answers to important questions on how to work in partnership with your caregiver to ensure a healthy and safe environment for your child.

Other Resources

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

We want to help you protect your children by teaching them to be safer and make smart decisions. The best way to combat sexual exploitation and abduction is to prevent it.

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