Baby Safety Month
September 2011

September is Baby Safety Month, sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). This year, JPMA is helping educate parents and caregivers on the importance of safely using wearable infant products including soft infant carriers, frame carriers, and slings.

Wearable infant products continue to grow in popularity with parents and caregivers. A carrier or sling provides comfort and security for the baby while allowing mom or dad some hands-free freedom.

Raising a bundle of joy takes care and knowledge to ensure the first years are happy and healthy. It’s important to know how to properly use wearable infant products, including cautiously following product instructions and using keenly attuned instincts when caring for baby at all times.

There is an abundance of material available today for parents and caregivers looking for safety information regarding juvenile products. This year’s Baby Safety Month campaign and the information contained on this Web site provide insight into the safe selection and use of wearable infant products.

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to read through the safety tips, and a special section just for retailers provides ideas and helpful hints for promoting Baby Safety Month in-store. We invite you to celebrate Baby Safety Month 2011 and Carry With Care.

JPMA would like to acknowledge Babywearing International and the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance for providing a portion of the safety guidelines included on this site.

Photos provided by Chicco USA, Scandinavian Child, and Baby Carrier Industry Alliance.