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Baby Safety Month - September
Sun, Sep 1, 2024

Baby Safety Month

Baby Safety Month was established by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) in 1983. Since then, events have been held every year in September to bring together parents, manufacturers, and retailers to discuss safety standards and recommendations for children’s products. Each year, the Association offers a set of tools to help educate about child safety.

History

The initiative began as a single day dedicated to child safety in 1983. By 1986, it expanded to a week, highlighting its growing importance. In 1988, Jane Kennedy became a spokesperson for the week. In 1991, the initiative was extended to the entire month of September to involve more manufacturers, sellers, and parents. Each year, the JPMA awards a prize to the manufacturer that has produced the safest baby products.

Interesting Facts

  • The 15th anniversary of Baby Safety Month was dedicated to promoting safe sleep practices.
  • In 2005, JPMA made materials more accessible to retailers by offering them online for download.
  • In 2009, the governments of Nevada and California officially recognized the event. The Governor of California signed a resolution establishing Baby Safety Month, and the Governor of Nevada acknowledged JPMA certification week.
  • In 2010, the focus was again on safe sleep for children, which included a tour of American cities showcasing sleep-related products.
  • The association has increasingly utilized social media to raise awareness and has received awards for active user engagement.

How to join Baby Safety Month

Spread the word about Baby Safety Month on social networks and in thematic groups. Sharing this information can save lives, ease parents’ worries, and help organize safe spaces for babies. Educate yourself on safety topics by visiting the JPMA website. Regularly check that your child’s environment and diet are safe.

When is Baby Safety Month celebrated in 2024?

Baby Safety Month is observed on September 1 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday September 1 2024
Monday September 1 2025
Tuesday September 1 2026
Wednesday September 1 2027
Friday September 1 2028
Saturday September 1 2029