It’s been nearly two years since I wrote a post about the devastating death of an infant, strangled by the cord of a baby monitor. That tragedy can never be reversed, but this week the government took steps to prevent another from happening.
[babybedding.com] The American Academy of Pediatrics delivered a major blow Tuesday to nursery rooms as we know it: crib bumpers should be banned. Until now, only a select group of cities and Maryland have discussed any sort of limitation — let alone ban on crib bumpers. Now, this leading group of pediatricians is saying parents should [Continue Reading...]
Got another recall notice into our newsroom this week. I’ve seen this is at a few friends’ homes, so I know a lot of mamas have this one. It’s the phil&ted;‘s chair that clips on to your table. Convenient, but apparently now the government also finds it risky. Check out the headline: Table-top Clip-on Chair [Continue Reading...]
With an endless supply of news stories to cover and only about a half-hour show to fit them in, one of my jobs as a producer is to write stories that are extremely concise. For example, this story that Daddy ran in his morning show today was literally about :15 seconds long when read out [Continue Reading...]
It’s not very often when I’m at work in the newsroom and a story I write for the newscast directly affects me. Today though – I came across an important recall of one of our double strollers. It’s the B.O.B. stroller, which has a drawstring on the canopy that can apparently cause strangulation. The stroller [Continue Reading...]