Safety

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Are Infant Swim Lessons Worth It? Ideal Age to Swimming

Every year around summer time many ads will pop up about swimming classes for children. It seems that every year these lessons are aimed at even younger children… and even babies? How safe is this practice? Are these classes recommended? And if so, at what age? Information on the internet can be conflicting, as with …

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Safe Sunscreen Tips for Babies and Children

Everyone is at risk of the harmful effects of the sun. Effects can include sunburns, unsightly dark spots, accelerated skin aging, and skin cancer. Children are especially at risk because the younger they are, their skin is more sensitive. Did you know that most sun damage to the skin occurs in childhood? That is why …

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Teenagers’ Use of Social Media and the Internet: Benefits, Risks, and Advice

Kids and teens use the internet and social media so much nowadays, that parents often wonder if they would survive a week without it. Luckily, as these activities become more common, we have been learning more about their benefits and risks. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of internet use, the …

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The BPA-Free Craze: A parent’s guide to plastic safety [with infographic]

By now you have probably heard or read something along the lines of “BPA-free”. Do you know what BPA is and why some people are avoiding it? Bisphenol A (BPA) is a type of bisphenol; a chemical that is used in the making of food containers. BPA can be found in polycarbonate plastic containers. It …

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Warning: There are no safe fireworks for home use

Have you ever heard someone refer to those home-use fireworks as “safe and sane” and “legal’ as a way to defend and justify their use? Here’s the truth. Are they legal? There is a class of fireworks marketed to consumers for home use that are legal under United States Federal regulations (with additional local regulations …

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