Archive for 'Safety'

Preventing Childhood Drownings at Lakes and Pools

Preventing Childhood Drownings at Lakes and Pools

Every year children drown while swimming or playing near water. But there’s a lot we can do to prevent this tragedy. From splashing in a wading pool to diving off a dock, water play is one [...]

Safety Tips for Backyard Pools

Safety Tips for Backyard Pools

How to keep your children safe and sound around a backyard pool. Pool Safety Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury related deaths in North America.  And if you have a backyard pool, the [...]

Kids, Cars and Heatstroke

Kids, Cars and Heatstroke

Every summer children die after being left alone in a car,  yet the solution for preventing such a tragedy is really very simple.   Kids, Cars and Heatstroke Every year children die after being left unattended [...]

Sun Safety Tips for Children

Sun Safety Tips for Children

A few sun safety tips for your family. Sun Safety Tips While sunshine provides us with nourishing Vitamin D…there can be too much of a good thing. Sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays can lead to [...]

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 [...]

Treating Sunburns

Treating Sunburns

How to prevent and treat sunburns in children. Treating Sunburns When it comes to kids and sunshine, it important to slap on the hats and sunscreen, and to keep them out of the sun during the [...]

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 [...]