The Safe Baby

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Home Safety and Healthy Living, Third Edition

Debra Smiley Holtzman

Chock full of essential information from a nationally recognized child safety expert, this comprehensive, readable book tells you how to make your home and environment safe for kids.


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The Safe Baby has been the go-to guide for thousands of parents and grandparents since 2004. Chock full of essential information from a nationally recognized child safety expert, this comprehensive, readable and empowering book tells you how to make your home and environment safe for children. It won the prestigious Gold award from National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA). Library Journal said "Highly recommended" and Kirkus Review declared, "Parents will wonder how they could have done without The Safe Baby."

This third edition includes:

  • New national safety standards
  • How to select safer baby products
  • Mindfulness and Meditation Practices for Parents
  • Family Technology Rules
  • Tips for New Grandparents
  • How to create a healthy and green living lifestyle
  • Money savings tips

Click here to watch a video of the author providing several safety pointers


Praise for The Safe Baby


Protecting vulnerable populations is one of our passions at The Healthy House Institute (HHI), and it is gratifying to see Debra Smiley Holtzman 's comprehensive and well-written volume, The Safe Baby, addressing that most vulnerable of populations: babies. This guide is a tour de force covering virtually every topic important to ensuring that babies have a safe and healthy environment to live and grow in. Highly recommended.

—Allen Rathey, President of The Healthy House Institute (HHI)

The biggest threat to the health of a child is an unsafe environment. Every parent and grandparent should read this book and follow the advice.

—Michael P. Nussbaum, M.D.,
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics,
State University of NY

The Safe Baby is extremely authoritative, comprehensive and well organized. This book will be a valuable addition to any parent's library. As a physician who cares for children who have been the victims of trauma, I want to congratulate you on this very important initiative in helping to reduce infant and childhood injuries.

—Gary Birken, M.D. Pediatric Surgeon,
Surgeon in Chief and Director
of the Pediatric Trauma Center,
Joe Dimaggio Children's Hospital

To new parents, it sometimes seems as though there are life-threatening safety hazards lurking in every room in the house. Fortunately, there's no need to panic. In The Safe Baby, Debra Holtzman takes us on room-by-room tour, thoroughly and calmly identifying problem areas and offering specific, easy-to-implement solutions. No home should be without a copy.

—Armin Brott, author of The New Father and
A Dad's Guide to the Toddler Years

Debra Holtzman's columns have interested my readership for years, and I am exceptionally happy that she has put this book together. What a wonderful resource for parents, and what interesting reading!

—Phyllis Juried, publisher, Today's Parent

The only book parents will ever need, The Safe Baby is the most comprehensive book I’ve ever seen on the topic of home safety. I can think of no better gift to the new family than a copy of this book. Even if you have already raised several children, there are topics in this book that will be new to you or pages you turn down because you’ve forgotten to be as safe as you should. It was a good refresher for our family, and we have a five year-old!

—Sheri Wallace,
Associate Publisher, REAL Magazine,
Former Editor-in-Chief,

Additional information

Product Format


Page Count

283 pages


6 x 9 in.