Archive for 'Safety'

Preventing Bathtub Drownings

Preventing Bathtub Drownings

The importance of taking charge to prevent childhood bathtub drownings. Preventing Drowning When it comes to bathing children, parents must be vigilant. While objects like bathtub rings can offer a child a little support as you [...]

Toy Safety

Toy Safety

How to choose toys that are fun and safe this holiday season. Toy Safety When it comes to toy shopping for children, it’s important to look at the age recommendations on the packaging.  After all, the [...]

Outdoor Poisons

Outdoor Poisons

What every parent needs to keep in mind when it comes to outdoor poisons. Outdoor Poisons Now that spring is here, so is the gardening season and with it, potential hazards.  While many municipalities now ban [...]

Hypothermia

Hypothermia

Why you’ll want to bundle up your kids when playing outside in the wintertime. Hypothermia Hypothermia occurs when the body’s core temperature drops below 95ºF or 35ºC. Children are most at risk of it when they’ve [...]

Booster Seats and Belts

Booster Seats and Belts

What every parent needs to know about booster seat safety for kid’s sake. Booster Seats and Belts Has your child outgrown an infant car seat? Then it’s time to go out and purchase a booster seat, [...]

Why Windows Are a Hazard to Young Children

Why Windows Are a Hazard to Young Children

A child’s window to the world can also be a hazard. Every year children are injured from falls or drapery cord strangulation. Right across North America, injuries due to falls are one of the main reasons [...]

What to Do if Your Child is Lost in a Crowd

What to Do if Your Child is Lost in a Crowd

From fairs to malls, it’s important we teach our kids the right stuff to prevent them from getting lost in the crowds. Finding ourselves in large crowds with children in tow  is something that’s difficult to [...]

New Regulations for Sunscreens

New Regulations for Sunscreens

The now familiar SPF numbers tell how much protection you will receive against sunburns from UVB rays. U.S. consumers will soon know just how much protection each sunscreen product will provide from cancer causing UVA rays. [...]

Drug Poisonings in Children is on the Rise

Drug Poisonings in Children is on the Rise

Studies reveal that there are over a half of a million childhood pharmaceutical poisonings in North America each year, despite the years of improved child-proofed packaging. According to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the [...]

The Safe Baby

The Safe Baby

The top priority for every parent is to protect their children. The author of the book The Safe Baby, Debra Holtzman, is a nationally recognized child safety expert. For example, she is on the Discovery Health [...]