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Summer Infant and SwaddleMe Provide Safety Tips and Smart Product Solutions During September's Baby Safety Month

From safety gates, swaddles, and bedside sleepers to video monitors and playards, Summer Infant™ and SwaddleMe® share safety tips and product advice with parents and caregivers on how to keep baby safe.

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer Infant, Inc. ("Summer Infant" or the "Company") (SUMR), a global leader in infant and juvenile products wants to remind all parents and caregivers that September is Baby Safety Month and that they should take precautions to keep babies safe now and all year long. Sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), Baby Safety Month is a month-long event aimed at increasing consumer awareness of safety issues that could potentially put baby in harm's way, and to highlight products designed and tested to keep babies safe and secure.

From video monitors, swaddles, and bedside sleepers to safety gates and playards, Summer Infant and SwaddleMe share safety tips and product advice with parents and caregivers on how to keep baby safe during Baby Safety Month.

"Consumers are more apt to follow safe practices when they have smart, sound, and easy-to-use products that put their child's safety at the forefront," said Mark Messner, President and CEO of Summer Infant, Inc. "Via our Summer Infant and SwaddleMe brands, we work regularly with the JPMA to ensure our products are vigorously tested to meet and exceed all safety standards, so we can then provide practical product solutions to keep baby safe at all times."

Many of Summer Infant's best-selling items fall into the safety categories such as home safety, gates, sleep aids and travel safety. Here are some of their top recommendations:

SAFETY TIP:  

ALL cords should be a minimum of 3-feet away from the crib and out of baby's reach.

SOLUTION:     

Parents love video monitors, and, why wouldn't they? They give parents extra peace of mind by allowing them to capture all those #UnmissableMoments and keep an eye and ear on baby, both day AND night! To help parents take the correct steps when mounting their monitor, all of Summer Infant's video monitors come with cord clips and fasteners to ensure the cord will be kept out of baby's reach. Also, for added safety, these Blind Cord Shorteners are great for shortening cords throughout the home to a safe length. To find the best monitor for your family, including the popular Panorama Digital Color Video Monitor and In View 2.0 Digital Color Video Monitor, Summer Infant has developed an online interactive Monitor Selector Tool.

 

SAFETY TIP:    

Once baby becomes mobile, it's important to create a safe environment for baby to explore.

SOLUTION:      

  There are a variety of safety gates available for every home set-up: pressure-mounted gates for doorways, hardware-mounted gates for stairways, and versatile playards such as the Pop n' Play Deluxe Ultimate Playard. This portable playard allow caregivers to create a safe play area for their child that can be set-up and taken down in seconds - either at home or on-the-go. Summer Infant's online gate selector is an interactive tool to help consumers find the perfect solution that will not only create #BeautifulBoundaries within their home but also keep their little explorer safe too! Some of their more popular options include the Multi-Use Decorative Extra Tall Walk-Thru Gate, Rustic Home Gate and the Decorative Wood & Metal 5-Foot Pressure Mounted Gate.

 

SAFETY TIP:    

Moms, dads, and caregivers should never put loose bedding in the crib with baby.

SOLUTION:       

SwaddleMe is determined to help parents reach their #SleepGoals in a safe and practical way, so they have designed and thoroughly tested a complete line of WEARABLE sleep products to keep babies snug, safe, and comfortable every night throughout their first year, without the need for loose bedding. The comprehensive line covers different sleep preferences, sizes, and ages, and includes items such as the SwaddleMe Pod, Original Swaddle, and Love Sack.

 

SAFETY TIP:    

Baby should always sleep in their own environment and never in bed with their parents.

SOLUTION:       

Keep baby close and protected with the SwaddleMe Deluxe By Your Side Sleeper – the safest way to have baby sleep next to you, yet on their own! It's great for at-home use and also conveniently folds up when on-the-go, so baby can still sleep safely. And when baby needs just a little incline to sleep comfortably throughout the night, the By Your Bed Sleeper is the perfect choice with 11- and 30-degree incline options. 

 

SAFETY TIP:    

Babyproofing should be done even before baby becomes mobile. The sooner, the better. And don't forget to childproof Grandma's house too!

SOLUTION:       

There are several hazards in the home that parents and caregivers may not have thought about, but Summer Infant has – hence their tagline, "Baby Has You. You Have Us." These include: falling furniture and televisions, electrical outlets, cabinets and drawers, toilets, and so much more. Their HomeSafe line of products includes a wide range of solutions to keep baby safe throughout the home.

 

SAFETY TIP:   

Keep growing toddlers safe and sleeping in their beds as they transition from crib to "big kid" bed.  

SOLUTION:      

  Safety bedrails should never be used in place of a crib, and never with children younger than 2 years old. However, as baby transitions from their crib to a toddler or full-size bed, it's important to keep them from falling out of, or in-between, gaps around the bed. Both single and double bedrail options are available from Summer Infant.

 

SAFETY TIP:    

Protect baby both indoors and outdoors and while traveling by keeping them in their own safe space.

SOLUTION:       

Summer Infant products level the playing field when baby encounters the sun's harmful rays, inhospitable environments, and unfamiliar terrain. Their Pop n' Play Playard and Pop n' Jump are extremely popular with growing families because they are reliable, safe, and easy to set-up and take down. They include a convenient travel bag and include canopies to block 98% of harmful UVA/UVB rays.  

 

About Summer Infant, Inc.

Based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, the Company is a global leader of infant and juvenile products for ages 0-3 years, which are sold principally to large North American and international retailers. The Company currently sells proprietary products in a number of different categories including nursery audio/video monitors, safety gates, durable bath products, bedrails, nursery products, strollers, booster and potty seats, bouncers, travel accessories, highchairs, and swings. Additionally, the Company develops product under two additional brands, SwaddleMe and Born Free, selling swaddling and infant feeding products. For more information about the Company, please visit www.summerinfant.com.   

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NOBL Communications


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