Safety Resources

Today’s parents, grandparents, and caregivers are more safety conscious than ever. There is a wealth of important, useful information, but it can be overwhelming at times to sift through all of the available resources. We’ve created some easy-to-read, one page safety sheets on a variety of topics to help you keep baby safe.

Safety Tips for Monitoring Baby

You never want to take your eyes off baby, and now you don’t have to. There are many things to consider when selecting the right baby video monitor for you and your growing family.

  • Are you having multiples, or do you plan on having more than one child? You might want to consider a monitor with two cameras.
  • How big is your house, and how far away do you need the monitor to read?
  • If you are purchasing an internet or wifi monitor, does it have multiple privacy features... Read more.

Safety Tips for Tub Time

Bath time should be a fun time for both babies and parents, but those first few baths can be tricky with your tiny, slippery newborn. Here are some tips to help make sure that bathtime is a fun, safe experience. 

  • Make sure you have all of your “tools” within reach.
  • Check the water temperature.
  • Never leave a child alone in or near a tub... Read more.

Safety Tips for Baby’s Crib

Baby’s crib is probably one of the most important purchases you will make. Providing a safe sleep environment is one of the most important things you will do for your baby. As tempting as it may be to use that beautiful heirloom crib, it’s important to follow these safety standards.

  • Use a firm, tight-fitting mattress.
  • There should be no more than 2 3/8” space between crib slats.
  • Do not use a crib with any cutouts in the headboard or footboard... Read more.

Stop.Think. Safety Tips for Caregivers

Download our safety resource guide, Stop.Think. Safety Tips for Caregivers, created as an easy-to-use resource for parents and other in-home childcare providers like grandparents and babysitters—includes a printable emergency contact sheet and a collection of safety tips for various areas both inside and outside the home.

  • Remove loose materials-such as blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, and toys-from a baby’s crib or sleeping area.
  • Babies can drown in just an inch of water, so NEVER leave an infant alone in or near a tub. That means ignoring phone calls, text messages, doorbells, or other distractions. ALWAYS keep child within adult’s reach.
  • All electrical cords and electronic devices-such as baby monitors, bottle warmers, and soothers-should be kept at least three feet away from the crib and child’s reach... Read more.
  • Always keep ALL cords and monitor parts out of the reach of babies and young children - at least 3 feet away. Watch a video from the Consumer Products Safety Commission here.

Safe Sleep Best Practices

Summer Infant is committed to helping baby sleep safe and sound. We strive to provide parents with both products and resources that will help make having a baby the best time of your life.

The following guidelines can help create a safe sleep zone for baby.

Always place your baby to sleep on his or her back at nap and nighttime.
  • Use a wearable blanket or a sleeper instead of blankets.
  • Do not dress your baby too warmly for sleep.
  • Do not allow anyone to smoke near your baby.
  • Do not put your baby to sleep on any soft surface (sofa, chair, waterbed, quilt, blanket, sheepskin, etc).
  • Check your crib for safety and use a crib that meets current safety standards with a firm, tight-fitting mattress... Read more.