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 [...]

Keeping Camping with Family Fun and Safe

Keeping Camping with Family Fun and Safe

When you take your kids camping in the great outdoors, there are a few things you must keep in mind, for safety’s sake. Camping during summer holidays is one of the best ways of experiencing a [...]

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 [...]

Bikes, Trikes and Safety

Bikes, Trikes and Safety

A few cycling safety tips for children who are too young to cycle! Bikes, Trikes and Safety Well now that spring is upon us, out come the bicycles. Of course, bike safety is important for all [...]

Rural Safety for Children

Rural Safety for Children

Down on the farm, life may be sweet. But country living poses many hazards to the unsuspecting family. If you live in the country or simply enjoy the occasional visit to a farm or ranch, it’s [...]

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 [...]

Skating Safety

Skating Safety

How to keep kids safe and sound when skating on a pond. Skating Safety There’s nothing quite as magical as skating on a lake or pond. It’s also a fun family activity, and a great way [...]