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11 Best Baby Health and Safety Products

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    Tangle-free

    Cords from blinds that dangle near the crib can get caught around a baby’s arm or neck. The Safety 1st Wind-Ups literally bundle these long hazards away, keeping them out of baby’s reach. (2-pack, $2.12, babiesrus.com)

    Recall Alert: All Roman shades and roll-up blinds have been recalled for repair. Read more here.

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    Instant numbers

    A rectal temperature is what the doctor will insist upon for a newborn, so don’t be without this brilliant thermometer from Summer Infant. It has an insertion guard to show you that it’s in the right spot, beeps when it’s done, and glows red if the temp is 99.9 F or higher. ($9.99, cookiekids.com)

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    No metal bars

    You’ve got to thwart your little climber if he’s reaching for the windows, but the look of bars on them is so…criminal. Pick up these handsome ones made of mesh from Kidco and you’ll have safer windows plus a design that blends with your décor. ($39.95, amazon.com)

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    Clear the air

    A congested tot is no laughing matter, so a humidifier - especially this adorable Frog Cool Mist Humidifier - is a good thing to keep on hand. It’ll give her some relief by adding moisture to the air and may ease coughs, sinus irritations and dry skin. ($34.99, buybuybaby.com)

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    Easy access

    Whether you’re carrying your precious bundle or just a huge basket of laundry, the last thing you want to do is bend down to open the safety gate. This genius First Years Hands-Free gate allows you to get through by stepping on the foot pedal and then nudging it with your knee. ($48.99, target.com)

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    Better breathing

    A good aspirator will be your best friend, especially if you’re faced with a stuffy nose at 3 AM. The Graco NasalClear is battery operated so it’s stronger and faster than a manual one; it also plays 12 little tunes to distract your babe. ($19.99, gracobaby.com)

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    Burn-free

    Yikes—kids and fires do not mix! But, with a hearth gate from Kidco, you can rest easy and keep your toes toasty at the same time. Strong and heat-resistant, it mounts to fit a hearth up to 5’ 10” wide (additional sections can be purchased to protect a larger fireplace or woodstove). ($184.95, safebeginnings.com)

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    No more shocks

    She’s on the move now, crawling faster than you can imagine, poking her fingers and toys where they don’t belong. It’s time for some nifty outlet covers from Safety 1st, which hide those electrical slots away from your curious tot. ($2.09, diapers.com)

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    Stair care

    If you have any stairs in your house, this Kidco gate is one of the best on the market. It’s made of sturdy steel, mounts quickly at the top of the staircase and can be opened with one hand. Your life just got a little easier—and safer, too! ($59.99, target.com)

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    I see you!

    Can’t wait to take a peek at her, even when she’s sleeping? Now you can with this digital color video monitor from Summer Infant. You’ll get to hear each peep she makes and see her sweet face too, from several rooms away (up to 350 feet). ($249.99, toysrus.com)

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    Safer chewing

    When those chicklets start to come in, she’ll want to gnaw on everything in sight. Pick up a set of these soft, phthalate-free Prince Lionheart Crib Rail Teethers - they slip easily onto any crib rail - and she can comfortably chew to her heart’s content. ($11.99, toysrus.com)

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