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The best baby safety products for peace of mind.
Having a baby in your home means you need to make sure that they are safe, especially when they start to crawl and explore. Babyproofing is important once your baby starts to grow and there are many products you can purchase to ensure that your baby is protected at home.
But baby safety is so much more than just babyproofing. Practicing safe sleep habits and feeding routines, are also part of keeping your baby safe. And since September is Baby Safety Month, we can’t think of a better time to gather up all the best safety products recommended by the experts.
From cord strings to outlet plugs, to mattresses and sleep sacks, the products on this list are tried and true by parents and recommended by experts.
Below, are some must-have products to protect your baby and help keep them healthy and safe.
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.
Bundle of Dreams Mattress
"The chance of SIDS is higher in babies who get too hot, so you never want to overheat and room temperature should be between 68-72 degrees. Bundle of Dreams offers the Celsius mattress that features cooling technology, to help giving your baby a better, safer, cooler sleep. Babies should also use a firm sleep surface and keep fluffy blankets and stuffed animals out of the crib. At Bundle of Dreams, we take safety of infant sleep to the next level with100% breathable materials, full perimeter edge support, and a 2- Stage sleep design for infants and toddlers." -Kyle Minarsky, CEO, Bundle of Dreams
Nested Bean Zen Swaddle
“The AAP states that a baby should sleep alone, on their backs, in an empty crib or bassinet for all sleep times. The gentle weight of Nested Bean’s Zen Sleepwear will provide that additional comfort your baby may need, while still following those safe sleep guidelines”. -Lindsey Hennigar, Pediatric Sleep Coach
Chicco Fit4 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat
“Parents spend hours researching the highest rated car seat for their child, but the job doesn’t stop there," says Chicco Child Passenger Safety Technician, Josh Dilts. "Our research found that 1 in 2 parents may be missing important safety information by not reading the car seat manual or watching installation videos when they have questions. We’ve made it easy with our Active QR Code on the sides of each Chicco Fit4 All-In-One Car Seat, for parents to easily access the Fit4 quick start guide, installation videos and other information right on their phones. Remember, because car seats manage crash forces, they must be used according to the instructions.”
Safety 1st Window Blind Cord Wind Ups
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. Consider these an essential baby safety product.
Tommee Tippee Digital Ear Thermometer
A rectal temperature is what the doctor will insist upon for a newborn, so don’t be without this brilliant thermometer from Vicks. It has a gentle, short probe and a backlight that makes it easy to read baby's temperature.
Dreambaby Breezz-Guard Keyless Window Restrictor
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 window restrictors that stop it from opening more than 4 inches.
Crane Adorable Frog Ultrasonic Humidifier
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.
CLEARinse Electric Nasal Aspirator and Saline Kit
The best child safety products are those that keep your little one happy and healthy. A good aspirator will be your best friend, especially if you’re faced with a stuffy nose at 3 AM. This aspirator is battery operated so it’s stronger and faster than a manual one.
KidCO Auto Close HearthGate
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 6 1/2-feet wide (additional sections can be purchased to protect a larger fireplace or woodstove).
Baby Safety Products Plug Protectors
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.
Infant Optics DXR-8 3.5-Inch LCD Video Baby Monitor
Can’t wait to take a peek at her, even when she’s sleeping? Now you can with this color video monitor from Infant Optics. You’ll get to hear each peep she makes and see her sweet face too, from several rooms away (up to 700 feet). This is another baby safety product to add to your must-have list.
Prince Lionheart Table Edge Guard
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 Table Gaurds — they slip easily onto any table edge — and she can comfortably chew to her heart’s content.