Archive for 'Safety'

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 [...]

Poison Prevention

Poison Prevention

 What every parent needs to know to prevent childhood poisonings. Poison Prevention Poisoning is a top cause of hospitalization of children under 6 years of age. It’s why keeping all toxic products in their original containers [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]