For more than 20 years, Baby Safety Month has been sponsored by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) to educate parents about the most common dangers encountered by young children. Fostering a safe and happy environment is a primary concern for new parents, and the aim of Baby Safety Month is to remind parents to use care.
With your baby's health and wellness in mind, this is a great time to take a closer look at your Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Your tax-free funds are meant to cover products and equipment with a legitimate medical purpose and that includes many baby items! FSAstore.com is the perfect place to check out thousands of FSA eligible products for your baby and every member of your family and explore just how far your FSA can go to cover everyday medical expenses!
Here are a few FSA eligible items to consider for Baby Safety Month!
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In the case of a cold or fever, a thermometer is a must-have for new parents to monitor the state of your baby's health and bring down the child's temperature. Thermometers are available in many styles, including in-ear, forehead, rectal and traditional designs, and can be reimbursed through an FSA.
Babies should be kept out of the sun completely before six months of age, as their skin is far too sensitive to handle excessive sun exposure. In fact, just one sunburn during childhood can dramatically increase your son or daughter's chances for melanoma later in life, so proper sun care should be a major safety concern from the get-go. Sunscreen is FSA eligible, so be sure to find a product with broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, water resistance and a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or above.
A stuffy nose when your baby has a cold or a continual congestion can obstruct breathing and cause general discomfort. When your baby is born, you will most likely receive a traditional rubber bulb nasal aspirator from the hospital, but there are many less invasive designs available that are easier to use and can ease your baby's nasal congestion quickly and easily.