Archive for 'Safety'

Cook and Chill

Cook and Chill

How to help ensure your families fresh foods are kept safe. Cook and Chill Do you own a digital meat thermometer? Only 32% of Canadians do, yet as Lynn Wilcott, of the BC Centre for Disease [...]

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 [...]

Playground Safety

Playground Safety

 Is your neighborhood playground a safe one? Playground Safety You’d think that a playgrounds would be one of the safest places for children to play.  The reality is that over 200,000 children are injured in playground [...]

Stranger Danger – How to Street Proof Children

Stranger Danger – How to Street Proof Children

Telling your children to “never talk to strangers” is only one step in keeping our children safe from sexual predators and child abductors. As children, how many times were we told to “never talk to strangers”? [...]

The Dangers of Spring Flooding

The Dangers of Spring Flooding

During springtime, flooding, thin ice and rushing waters can lead to tragedy. But there are ways to keep kids safe from spring water runoff and rains. Every year we hear of someone who has drowned in [...]

Headaches

Headaches

When should a child’s headache be seen by a doctor. Headaches It’s easy to feel worried when a child has a headache.  And headaches that worsen or occur frequently, are accompanied by vomiting, visual changes, or [...]

Food Allergies

Food Allergies

What every parent needs to know about food allergies. Food Allergies It’s estimated that one in fifty children suffer from a peanut allergy. Food allergies including ones to peanuts can trigger an allergic response that include [...]

School Bus Safety

School Bus Safety

Keeping kids safe, when they’re riding the school bus. School Bus Safety School buses, while one of the safest vehicles on the rode, still pose some hazards including a blind spot where drivers can’t see kids [...]

Children and Bicycle Safety

Children and Bicycle Safety

When it comes to preventing childhood injuries, safety and biking must go hand in hand. When it comes to the safety of our children, bicycles come to the forefront of many parents’ minds. One of the [...]

Cycling Safety Tips for Children

Cycling Safety Tips for Children

 How to keep your children safe when out riding their bicycles Cycling Safety Tips for Children Cycling is a great activity for children. Hopping on a bike can be a lot of fun and kids get [...]