Safety

when to start swim lessons

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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How to Prevent Childhood Drowning

Kids love to have fun in the water. With summer around the corner, families should get ready to enjoy swimming and other water activities safely. Even if you are not planning a pool visit – remember that children can suffer from drowning at home almost anywhere that water is accumulated. Read more to find out …

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Baby Nursery Safety Checklist

Baby Nursery Safety Checklist

If you have a baby on the way, it is not too early to start thinking about baby proofing your home. The topic of childproofing a house can be very extensive and after a bit of research, you may feel like everything is a hazard! It’s very stressful, to say the least. You are not …

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How to choose an infant crib

How to Choose the Best Infant Crib

Choosing a crib can seem like an easy task until you are actually shopping for one. Then you learn that there are so many technical aspects to this seemingly simple object. When shopping around for a crib you will see that they boast about X or Y super cool feature. But does your baby really …

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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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11 Easy Tips to Reduce the Risk of SIDS

Sudden Infant Dead Syndrome (SIDS), also known as crib death, or cot death – is probably one of the most terrifying ideas to any parents or parent-to-be. For this reason, it is a highly researched subject so we now know things that we can do to help reduce the risk of SIDS. I put together …

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4 Tips to Make Baby Bath Time Safer and Easier

Raise your hand if you have been bathing a baby and thought “HEY, this is HARD!”. After all, you have a wet, slippery tiny human being in your hands. Here are some tips to make bath time easier and safer. 1. Very young babies are bathed differently (AKA how to bathe a newborn) For 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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