The Dangers of Hair Ties to Babies

If you're lucky enough to have a baby girl with hair, the urge to do it up in hair bows or ties is nearly irresistible. Hair ties can damage your baby's hair, unless they're fairly loose. Unfortunately, if they're loose, she can pull them out of her hair and swallow or choke on them.

Sharon Perkins
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What Are the Dangers of Throwing a Baby Up High?

Any activity that requires excessive force can result in injuries to a baby. Throwing a baby up high in the air poses several risks -- from whipping his head to an unintentional fall. If you still want to play with your baby in this manner, it's much safer to gently toss him than throw him high into the air.

Cynthia Measom
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When Can You Stop Using Baby Gates?

Baby safety gates can be placed around your home to keep your little one safe from falling down the stairs and from getting into places he shouldn’t. Unfortunately, at a certain point, the gates will not keep your child contained and should be removed.

Susan Revermann
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The Ideal Temperature for Swimming With Babies

Swimming with your baby can be relaxing and fun, encouraging physical activity and experiencing aquatic environments. Basic swimming fundamentals can also keep babies safer; some swimming safety classes start as early as infancy.

Morgan Rush
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Are Baby Wipes Dangerous?

Baby wipes are a fixture on most changing tables, and when used appropriately, most baby wipes are a safe and hygienic product. Because they are sold in sealed plastic packages and are not reused, baby wipes can play a role in keeping your baby clean and getting rid of harmful bacteria.

Natalie Smith
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At What Age Can a Baby Ride in a Jogging Stroller?

Making your baby part of your daily workout routine can be fun and can help to strengthen the bond you share.

Tanya Konerman
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Air Conditioners & Babies

Keeping your baby cool during the summer months is important to reduce the risk of your child overheating. According to the American SIDS Institute, overheating can increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. Air conditioners help regulate the temperature indoors and in cars on hot and humid days.

Ann Daniels
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