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One Step Ahead

September 04, 2013 16:02 ET

One Step Ahead Celebrates Baby Safety Month With Top Safety Tips & Product Picks

Thoroughly Childproofing Your Home Could Save Your Child's Life

LAKE BLUFF, IL--(Marketwired - September 04, 2013) - Baby Safety Month in September is a good annual reminder to take a look around the house from a child's perspective to uncover both potential hazards and solutions. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year, about 2,500,000 children are accidentally injured or killed by hazards in their homes. In fact, unintentional injury remains the leading cause of death for kids under 14. Proactive childproofing can help prevent many accidents.

"We have made baby and child safety a top priority here at One Step Ahead," said Jennifer Smith, Director of Merchandising. "We understand parents with any number of children have a lot on their everyday plates. We want to help simplify their lives a little by bringing them the best of the vast children's safety market so they can feel good their children are safe and protected whether they're inside or out! We provide products and resources to help families with both common safety concerns, such as stairs and cabinets and some often hidden ones, such as TVs and furniture."

This Safety month is a great opportunity to review some top child safety concerns & preventative solutions:

  • TV Safety:  If you can wall mount your flat screen, do so. If you're using a TV stand, choose one that is stable, low to the ground, and substantially larger than the TV's base. Place TVs as far back toward the wall as possible. (According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, tipping TVs and furniture take the life of a child every two weeks. Another 15,000 are injured every year.)
    OSA Product Safety Pick: Anti-Tip Flat Screen TV Safety Straps 2-Pack

  • Furniture Safety:  When filling a bookshelf or dresser, place the heaviest items on the lower shelves or drawers. Bottom-heavy units are more stable. Don't place toys or other tempting items up high where kids might be tempted to climb to reach them. OSA Product Safety Picks: Mommy's Helper No-Tip Furniture Safety Brackets, Anti-Tip Furniture Anchor Strap

  • Staircase Safety:  All houses with stairs should have sturdy, wall-mounted gates at the top and at least pressure-mounted gates at the bottom of the flights.
    OSA Product Safety Picks: Angle-Mount Wood Safeway Baby Gate

  • Health Safety:  Put a cabinet lock on your medicine chest or get a medicine safe. (Never discard old pills in the trash where kids can find them.)
    OSA Product Safety Picks: Smart Guard Medicine Safe

  • Electrical Safety:  Use outlet covers to shield all electrical outlets. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, every year, more than 1,300 children are hospitalized for electric shock after sticking objects into open outlet.
    OSA Product Safety Picks: Press N Pull Plug Protectors

Remember, childproofing is an ongoing process, and One Step Ahead offers what we think is the most effective grouping of childproofing solutions. See a full list of our preventative safety steps & product picks at:

About One Step Ahead
One Step Ahead is an online and catalog retailer specializing in unique, problem-solving products and resources for babies, children and parents. Aiming to save parents time, money, and frustration, One Step Ahead does the "pre-shopping" for parents by researching, comparing, and testing thousands of products to only offer the top performers from the vast children's market. The company rigorously pre-tests its products and makes exclusive product design enhancements based on feedback from actual parents using its extensive, nationwide Parents Panel. The company also offers a lifetime guarantee on all products. One Step Ahead was founded by two parents in 1989 and joined the family-owned Colony Brands, Inc. group of retailers in 2013. Established in 1926, Colony Brands, Inc. is one of the oldest and most trusted direct marketing companies in the US. Visit the company online at

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