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Category Archives: Childhood safety

Childproofing 101


Staying ahead of kids in order to keep the house safe is no easy task….some days I would have been better off wrapping my four in bubble wrap!   New parents have so much to do!  It seems the “to do” list is never-ending.  At the top of every parent’s “to do” list should be …

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The child care dilemma, how do you choose?


Tragically, we sometimes see in the news a report about a child’s injury or death in a day care setting.  This is certainly rare, but the safety of child care is a topic that needs to be discussed for all new parents.  As parents, there ARE times that we will not be able to care for our child.  Some …

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The Holidays are Approaching….Need Tips on Coping?


Tis the season of great joy, happiness, perfect family togetherness,…..not always!  The holidays are quickly approaching and for parents of young children this season can be wonderful, but also full of challenges.  If you are looking for the perfect holiday experiences, you are destined to be disappointed.  You can have a wonderful season with family …

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Trick or Treat….Safely!!


There are few more fun times for a child than Halloween!  Make sure the fun is safe fun!  Our little clown had a wonderful time! I was at Target today buying my Halloween treats for my little trick-or-treaters that will visit our house this next week.  (May be a bit early….I have a history of …

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National ASK Day was Yesterday…Commit to ASKING every day. Protect our Kids.


Yesterday, June 21, was National Ask Day (Asking Saves Kids).  It was a day to remind parents the importance of asking parents of playmates of your child if there are guns in their home.  A difficult question to ask, I know, but parenting is not always easy. The facts are that 1 in 3 homes …

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Protecting your child from bug bites


Protection from ticks and mosquitoes is important for your child! Today is beautiful, and I hope most of you have your children outside at some point!  Children both love and NEED to be outdoors.  Outside activity is an important part of a healthy child’s life, and it helps children get good and tired too!  I …

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Did you know this about car seats?


This picture would not earn me “Mother of the Year” awards now!  There are so many mistakes with this car seat I can’t name them all.  My only excuse is that this was 25 years ago!  Don’t beat yourself up if you have made mistakes with your child’s car seat…just make the changes now!  Information …

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This is poison prevention week…March 18-24th!


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year 60,000  children end up in an emergency department because they took medications while their parent was not looking and over a half million calls each year are made to the poison control centers for the same reason!  In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, the …

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Childproofing the kitchen and bathroom!


Bath time is fun…but the bathroom is full of potential dangers for children!   There are few places in the house that you spend more time, and there are few rooms that are more dangerous!  The kitchen and bathrooms are areas that can be full of potential hazards for your child.  Take a look at …

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Childproofing the garage….and what about pets?


Prevent accidents when you can, but skinned knees are part of childhood…be ready with a first aid kit!  The nicer weather has all of us outside.  Most of us keep balls, sports equipment, bikes and other items in the garage that our children will be using.  We also have lawn tools, fertilizers, mowers, and other …

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