September is Baby Safety Awareness Month

Babies are expensive. There’s no argument there. So when friends and family offer you hand-me-down baby items, it’s tempting to take them up on their kind offers. But be careful. It’s one thing to swaddle your newborn in a gently used baby blanket, and another to take a chance on your baby’s life with a used car seat or other equipment that may not be safe.

The trick is knowing what’s safe and what’s not when you’re planning your purchases. And for that, you’re in luck. The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association offers tips and advice to help you strike the perfect balance. Check out their site for smart ways to protect your baby from avoidable injuries.