Archive for 'Safety'

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

The sun may seem like a summertime friend, but without the right protection it can also be our children’s enemy. With our depleted ozone layer, in many ways the sun has become more of a danger [...]

Summer Safety for Young Children

Summer Safety for Young Children

Whether camping by a lake or playing at the park, keeping toddlers and preschoolers safe is a matter of vigilance and common sense. Children love to spend time outdoors, and so they should. Outdoor play provides [...]

Kids, Cars and Heatstroke

Kids, Cars and Heatstroke

Every summer children die after being left in a hot car.  It’s why leaving a child unattended in a vehicle just isn’t acceptable. Kids in Cars Again this summer, several young children died of heat stroke [...]

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 [...]

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”? [...]

Snowbank Safety

Snowbank Safety

Why Snowbanks are Unsafe for Kids to Play On. Snowbank Safety As the winter months pass, the piles of snow at the sides of roads and in parking lots and driveways gets higher and higher. To [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]