September has been National Baby Safety Month, which is something near + dear to my heart, for obvious reasons. Before Everett was born, I spent hours upon hours scouring the internet for answers to hundreds of questions and just looking for general guidance. I found there’s a lot of conflicting and outdated information floating around out there, which can be extremely frustrating. We even heard conflicting information IN THE HOSPITAL from doctors and nurses.

So I thought I’d take a few minutes today to pass along some of my favorite resources… the tried + true ones that we referenced quite a bit as new parents. I want to emphasize that I am not an expert by any means, simply sharing helpful information with friends.

One of my favorite all-around resources is Safe Kids Worldwide. There is a TON of information and safety tips broken down by age.

Other favorite safety resources at a glance: 

Back to Sleep campaign www.nichd.nih.gov/SIDS
Consumer Product Safety Commission www.cpsc.gov
Juvenile Product Manufacturer’s Association www.jpma.org
Recalled products www.recalls.gov
SIDS Resources www.sidsresources.org

I know this can be a hot-button issue, but the fact remains that experts estimate 95% of car seats are used incorrectly. We just went to a free car seat check event with local police officers, and they gave us wrong information by suggesting an unsafe change. Fortunately, I had thoroughly researched our car seat and I had the manual available to show the officer why his suggestion was incorrect, but it’s scary to think how many people leave an event like that with wrong information, even if it is well-intentioned.

Please take a few minutes to read your car seat manual. The Car Seat Lady and Car Seats for the Littles are both great resources. Car Seats for the Littles also has a Facebook group that you can send questions and photos for a fit check by one of their certified technicians. Safe Kids Worldwide has provided some additional safety tips:car seat safety tips car_seat_safety_tips_2016-page-2

Finally, on a lighter note…I have TWO amazing giveaways to celebrate the completion of another successful National Baby Safety Month and to keep our little ones safe all year around!

1. baby deedee sleep nest

One lucky winner will win (1) baby deedee sleep nest or sleep kicker, which is the safest way to keep baby warm all winter long instead of blankets.  If you aren’t already aware of my love for baby deedee, read my review here.

2. Child Safe Childproofing Home Safety Assessment*

One lucky winner will receive a complimentary Home Safety Assessment, which is a detailed walk-through of your home to address any childproofing needs, as well as provide information and suggestions to create the safest environment possible for your children. The home assessment is 2.5-3 hours long and is valued at $150.

*The Child Safe giveaway is available to Colorado residents only because it’s a local company.

Child Safe Childproofing is a leading locally-owned organization in childproofing. We hired them to do a Home Safety Assessment of our home when Everett started crawling and then had them install custom gates at the top + bottom of our stairs, as well as custom window well covers outside. They are top notch. Head over to their website for more information and special offers.

And please know that I only pass along products and services that I truly love. Everett is 19 months old now and still wears a baby deedee sleep nest every single night to bed, so clearly we believe in them and think you will too. 🙂

baby-deedee-sleep-nest-lite
Everett in his baby deedee sleep nest lite before bed.  
child-safe-baby-gate
The custom gate that Child Safe installed at our house.

Enter both giveaways below to win! Good luck!

xo,
Rachael

Giveaway: (1) winner will receive (1) baby deedee sleep nest or sleep kicker in his/her choice of size + color. Must be 18+ to enter. Winner will be contacted via email after contest ends.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway: (1) winner will receive (1) Child Safe Childproofing Home Safety Assessment. Must be 18+ to enter and resident of Colorado. Winner will be contacted via email after contest ends.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You May Also Like

39 comments

Reply

I have always wanted one if the baby deedee sleep nests and love all of their new styles!

Reply

The sleep nests look so modern and comfy! The candy pink color would be perfect for my new baby girl 🙂

Reply

You definitely can’t go wrong with the fun color combos! I love the candy pink choice!

Reply

Hard to choose a favorite, but I’d say the sleepsie! Love anything with blue for my little guy. Thanks for the great info you provide and for the opportunity to win!

Reply

So happy you stopped by and enjoyed it! The sleepsie is one of our all time favorites too. Perfect for the chilly nights here!! 🙂

Reply

Good timing… my baby is growing so fast, she has grown out of the swaddle have been using. I need something for her to sleep in with her arms free but legs covered. The baby deedee sleep nest looks like what I need, love it in sweet pink. I love keeping tabs on you and your family on you blog rach!

Reply

Kristine!!! It’s so wonderful to hear from you! Thank you for the sweet words! 🙂

It’s incredible how fast they grow, right?! Brynlee is ADORABLE! The nice thing about the sleep nest compared to others sleep sacks that we’ve tried is THEY LAST…Everett is still wearing the same medium size we’ve had since December. He’s just about ready for the large and/or the sleep kicker, but I’ve been so happy it’s held up 11 months already!

Reply

I like the sleep nest in peacock. I have a one month old so this would be amazing. Thank you for the chance!!

Reply

Your little one will be so cozy and warm in the sleep nest. We STILL use it every night. Sleep nest lite in summer, regular sleep nest in colder weather!

Reply

I love the baby sleepsie footed pajamas and any color

Reply

The sleepsie is amazing. So cozy for colder weather and no need for slippers when hanging out around the house, which is a huge bonus for us because my dude doesn’t keep socks or slippers on his feet!

Reply

It is so scary to receive wrong or conflicting information from people that are supposed to know best

Reply

YES, it really is! I guess that’s why people tell you to trust your mom-intuition!

Reply

Love your post! This will be a great item for my grandbaby when it’s born. I think the sleep nest would be perfect in a neutral color since we don’t know what we’re having.

Reply

Cass, your grandbaby will be super cozy in the sleep nest and all the colors are so cute, there’s no wrong choice in my opinion! 🙂

Reply

This is a great post! My friend just gave birth recently and we were talking about how delicate babies are, and how we wouldn’t want to make mistakes with them! I can imagine that all the pieces of information can be confusing sometimes (“do this, don’t do this,” etc.)!

Nadine Smith | ScenesFromNadine.com

Reply

Yes, exactly! Everyone has a different opinion and way to do things so it can be really confusing to navigate at first! Thanks for checking out the blog and feel free to pass it along to your friend! Congrats to her on the new addition!

Reply

Wow, these are really great tips! Thank you so much for sharing. This was really informative!! Great resources 🙂

Reply

Thank you so much, I really appreciate the sweet words!

Reply

The warm baby sleepsie footd pajamas in khaki is the cutest.

Reply

Aren’t they adorable?? I love the elbow and knee patches!! ? We have the sleepsie in the peacock blue and absolutely adore it!

Reply

Great post. Sometimes when we’re so sleep deprived we become negligent but we need to always be on our toes when it comes to child safety!

Reply

YES! It’s easy to overlook some of these things, but kids find a way into trouble so quickly if we aren’t on top of it! Thanks for checking it out!

Reply

This is such a great post for mums out there with younger children. Invaluable!

Reply

Thank you so much! I hope it’s great information for all adults to be aware of because the safety standards change so rapidly. Things are so much different now than when we were babies!

Reply

Great blog and great post. So informative to all Mother and even I´m not Mother yet. 😉

Reply

Thank you so much! It’s great information to know if you have any kids in your life — friends, nieces/nephews, cousins, siblings, etc. It’ll come in handy one day! 🙂

Reply

the soy latte sleep nest is my favorite!

Reply

It’s a gorgeous choice, especially as we head into fall and winter! 🙂

Reply

Great giveaway! My boy is much older now and I always worried about his safety. Thanks for this detailed information.

Reply

Everyone tells me the worry never goes away. The problems just are different and a little more complex, huh? Thanks for checking out the blog!

Reply

Nice giveaway! I don’t have kids but it is so informative and would love children in the future! 🙂

Reply

Thank you for checking it out! Bookmark the info for when the time comes…it’ll come in handy one day! 🙂

Reply

i don’t have kids but very informative blog and such a lovely giveaway 🙂

Reply

Thank you so much for checking it out!

Reply

The Khaki Sleep Kicker looks like something my 9 month old needs. He sleeps with us at night but naps in his crib and I worry he gets too cold since he can’t have blankets yet.

Reply

Aww, yes baby deedee products are awesome! Do your son’s feet get cold at night? We love the sleep nest lite because it’s super soft like a t-shirt but a cozy sleep sack! I highly recommend it! 🙂

Reply

good work you are doing.Thanks for sharing.God bless you

Reply

Thank you so much, Elliot! I really appreciate the kind words!

Leave a Reply