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Pediatric Safety Products

If you are looking for a baby gift for a new parent you cannot go wrong by selecting any of our ActiveForever recommended baby care products below.

BabySense V Baby Movement Monitor This is a pediatric safety product that helps parents overcome their fear of losing their infant to SIDS. SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This baby movement monitor is a great maternity gift for those looking to alleviate stress of a new mother. This top selling baby monitor offers large sensors to minimize the risk of your baby squirming out of reach of the sensor. Another popular feature of this model is the dual sensor pads. This pediatric product contains one sensor for the crib, and one for the bassinet. The two sensors can be connect together as one as your child grows, extending the useful life of the product.

Babycom Home Doppler Fetal Heartbeat Monitor Experience the joy of listening to your baby"s heartbeat any time you want with the Babycom Home Doppler Fetal Heartbeat Monitor. Why rent a Doppler fetal heartbeat monitor and pay monthly rental fees when you can buy your own Doppler fetal heartbeat monitor? It"s easy to use and the simple instructions will give you the confidence of a seasoned pediatrician.

Sonic Sitter Baby Cry Signaler For a new parent there is no greater fear than the idea that you may not be able to hear your baby crying and fussing at night, which can lead to sleepless nights and daytime exhaustion. This home pediatric product is a real benefit and allows for a peace night sleep. The best feature of this child safety product is variable sensitivity control; the Sonic Sitter can be set to pick up sounds as soft as a whisper, so you can be notified if your baby is awake but not crying.

Maternity Gifts Ideas

BabyHugger Pregnancy Support Belt This is a great maternity gift that any expected mother would love. Pregnancy Support Belt offers expecting mothers with relief from hip and back pain, pelvic stress, heaviness and prevention from pre-term contractions. Give your expecting loved one a more relaxing and comfortable pregnancy.

Do you know an expecting mother that is committed to breast-feeding? Did you know that breast feeding can be beneficial to the mother and has been shown to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and postpartum depression? We recommend Purely Yours Breast Pump with Carry All not only does it work flawlessly and is SUPER easy to clean. There are only 3 parts to wash and the parts wash very easily.

Slanket Blanket with Sleeves Keeping your expecting love one all nice and cozy is what this product does. The Slanket is designed to keep your entire body covered and cozy while you still retain the use of your hands. Simplistic and practical and yes dads will want one too. Amazing colors available!

The Definition of Pediatrics

According to American Academy of Pediatrics, pediatrics is defined as specialty of medical science concerned with the physical, mental and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. Notice that their definition of pediatrics includes both the physical and mental wellbeing of the child.

Special Legislation for Pediatric Devices and Product Safety

An overwhelming majority of products used today on pediatric patients were designed and developed for adults and then later modified for use on children. These inventions may lack the resilience required to withstand the more active routines of children and may fail as a result of material weakness. Furthermore, materials used in a product developed for adults might not be compatible with tissue in a child"s body. Children have distinctive physical needs when compared to adults. A child"s body is always growing and developing. This fact establishes the need for Government medical and surgical device safety legislation for pediatric patients. You can read more on the Fact Sheet: Pediatric provisions in the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act.

Infant Safety, Fears of New Parents First time parents are often obsessed with the thought of doing something wrong and accidentally injuring their new born child. When looking for advice from family, friends and pediatric literature a new parent will find a wide range of answers. Sometimes these answers will be contradictory. So is it any wonder with so many resources available to parents that they find the whole subject of pediatric care can be a little overwhelming?

New parents can take note of some of the most common risks to a newborns health. The top causes of pediatric emergencies are car injuries, falls, burns, drowning, poisoning and choking.

When do child injuries usually occur? Injuries frequently happen when children are not being watched. That"s why the American Academy of Pediatrics advocates that children need to be supervised at all the times, specifically children under the age of 3. Another time children tend to injure themselves is when the child is fatigued. Just like adults, children are not as aware of their surroundings when they are tired or hungry. According to pediatric professionals children are more likely to harm themselves before eating or before bed.

Pediatrics & Maternity

The Pediatrics & Maternity Department offers you the best choices of gifts for expectant mothers, baby gifts, and baby shower gifts. From video baby monitors to baby seats, the Pediatrics & Maternity section will help you find the best unique gift idea for the expectant mother and new mother in your life. Browse the Pediatrics & Maternity department or click on one of the articles below for more information.