Charlotte, NC, August 24, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- This September marks the 25th anniversary of Baby Safety Month, sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). This month-long campaign exists to educate consumers and raise awareness of safety issues surrounding the proper use and selection of juvenile products.
“Keeping a child physically safe is the most basic of all parental responsibilities,” says Mike Bost, vice president of Palmetto Childproofing Inc, a professional babyproofing company that services Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, one million children seek medical attention each year because of unintentional injury, and approximately 50,000 suffer permanent damage.
With over seven years in the child safety industry and extensive experience in childproofing nearly two thousand homes, Bost says that the best defense against injuries to babies and toddlers in the home is for parents to provide a safe environment in which their baby can live, learn, explore, and play.
He recommends that all first-time parents get a child's eye view of the world. “Get down on your hands and knees,” says Bost, “look around inside your home, and see what your child sees through his or her eyes. You may be surprised at what you see. The obvious hazards and dangers will stare right back at you.”
With the wide variety of child safety products on the market, the prospect of babyproofing a home can seem overwhelming for many parents. Bost says selecting the right safety products the first time is important to avoid the hassle and inconvenience of returning items that do not work or fit properly.
He suggests that parents experiencing difficulty or frustration babyproofing their home consider using the services of a professional childproofer. “Professional childproofers are intimately familiar with child safety products,” Bost says, “and they have considerable experience installing baby gates, cabinet and drawer latches, and many other childproofing products that parents sometimes find difficult to install on their own.”
As Baby Safety Month gets underway, Bost says he welcomes the opportunity to promote child safety and focus parents’ attention and efforts in making their home a safe haven for their little one.
About Palmetto Childproofing Inc
Palmetto Childproofing Inc is committed to injury prevention for babies and toddlers by providing home safety consultations, a complete line of quality child safety products, and professional installation services. The company services the parents of Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas.