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Product Safety & Info

Product Safety & Info

Here at Hudson Baby Company, we are committed to helping parents have the nursery's of their dreams. We also want a safe environment to bring up your little ones in. Below you will find some information gathered to help use our products safely. These are rules and guidelines to help but please use all items safely and at your own risk. Hudson Baby Company is not responsible or reliable for any incidents regarding our items. Please refer to your doctor for any questions or concerns.

 

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JPMA is your Safe Sleep Resource Provider

 

Each year in the United States there are approximately 3,500 Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID). These deaths occur among infants less than 1 year old and have no immediately obvious cause. Although the causes of death in many of these infants cannot be explained, statistics show that as many as 80-90 percent are the result of unsafe sleep practices.

The majority of Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths are categorized as one of the following.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

The sudden death of an infant less than 1 year of age that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation is conducted, including an examination of the death scene, a complete autopsy, and a review of the infant’s clinical history. SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants 1 to 12 months old.

Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (ASSB)

This classification includes infant deaths caused by asphyxiation and suffocation in a sleeping environment. Mechanisms that lead to ASSB include:

  • Suffocation by soft bedding—such as a pillow or waterbed mattress.

  • Overlay—when another person rolls on top of or against the infant while sleeping.

  • Wedging or entrapment—when an infant is wedged between two objects such as a mattress and wall, bed frame, or furniture.

  • Strangulation—when something presses on or wraps around the infant’s head and neck blocking the infant’s airway.

Unknown Cause

The sudden death of an infant less than 1 year of age that cannot be explained because a thorough investigation was not conducted and cause of death could not be determined.

Extensive research has shown that parents and infant caregivers can reduce the risk of SIDS, accidental suffocation and accidents during sleep by following lifesaving recommendations. As retailers you can promote Safe Sleep by utilizing the following free resources to educate your consumers online and in store.

Traditional Bumper Pads

When used properly, traditional bumper pads can help prevent limb entrapments and head injuries.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the greatest risk is to an infant sleeping in the prone position or in a crowded sleep environment that includes pillows, cushions and adult bedding: Unsafe Sleep Hazards Associated with the Infant Sleep Environment and Unsafe Practices by Caregivers: A CPSC Staff Perspective.

A recent study on bumpers indicated no significant risk factors for infant death from using bumpers: Crib Bumpers and the Infant Sleep Environment: An Evaluation of the Scientific Evidence. This study found that a more thorough analysis of the injuries that occur to infant children within the crib demonstrates that crib bumpers could serve to mitigate the injury potential (e.g., lacerations, fractures) across a variety of the common accident modes (e.g., contact with railings, extremities caught between railings).

Baby Monitors

Three feet away is where baby monitors should stay! Help spread this important safety message to parents.

A baby monitor is a valuable tool that allows you to see and hear your child. However, infants and toddlers have strangled in baby monitor cords.

To prevent strangulation, follow the guidelines included in the package and never have loose cords near the crib.

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