Celebrate Baby Safety Month with Safety 1st!

I am excited to be partnering with Safety 1st as a brand ambassador.  Opinions are 100% my own. 

It seems like every month is some kind of celebrated month, and -- for the most part -- I don't pay too much attention to many of these holidays.  September is Baby Safety Month, however, (and as a mom to soon-to-be 6 kids), I understand how important education is in keeping kids safe through their first few years.

I'm excited to be partnering with Safety 1st, a trusted brand in infant safety products and other essentials for families with young children.  While it's not possible to completely infant-proof your home (constant supervision is the only way to really keep kids safe), having the right equipment in your home can greatly minimize the risk to your little one.

We had a very bad scare with our 3rd son when he was a baby.  It involved blind cords, and it was an awful way to learn about the dangers of some of the more common products in your home.  To help remind and educate on some of the most overlooked dangers in today's home, I'm sharing this video from Consumer Safety Expert Julie Vallese.

Here are some additional tips you might want to know about:

Give Yourself a Head Start. Get the nursery safety checklist ready before the baby arrives. Start with the obvious rooms first, like the nursery and family room and move through the house to each of the rooms you see yourself and your baby together. As a bonus, starting this during pregnancy allows you to add these essential items to your registry.

Get a Baby’s Eye View.  Always remember to look at a room from your baby’s point of view. Getting down on your hands and knees will give you a better idea of what your baby sees and what sort of things will look attractive to curious eyes.

Keep Secrets.  One of the most common ways safety devices are defeated is through simple observation. The most effective way to keep children safe is to simply create off-limit areas and teach your child right off to avoid them. A safety lock or doorknob cover can be the first layer of protection for dangerous interior rooms and be sure to install hard to reach locks for doors leading to the outside, basement and other high hazard rooms. Be sure to back these physical precautions up with age appropriate parental commands emphasizing that these areas are not child friendly and not meant for play.

Wanna Win?  We're giving one lucky reader an amazing prize pack with top safety items from Safety 1st:

Easy-Fit® Security Gate
D├ęcor – Double Door Slide Lock
Cord Short'ner
Double-Touch Plug 'N Outlet Covers
Safety 1st Secure Mount Deadbolt Lock

In addition to giving one of these prize packs away to a reader, Safety 1st will be donating the same home safety bundle to a worthy military mom via Operation Shower. Operation Shower is about celebrating, honoring and showing love to military families. The goal of this non-profit organization is to provide baby showers for military families to ease the stress of deployment.

To be entered to win, just comment on this post with which item from the prize pack you're most excited about winning.  You have until September 16th at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in.  One entry per person, please. Giveaway is open to U.S. 18+ only. Full promotional rules here.,