Bedtime Basics For Babies – Safe Sleep Saves Lives

As a new parent, one of the most important decisions you will make is where your baby will sleep. Thousands of babies die in their sleep every year. At this time, there is no known way to prevent all sudden infant deaths (SUIDs), but experts believe 80-90 percent of these deaths are the result of…
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There might not be a better way to enjoy the summer than taking a dip in the pool with friends and family. Overlooking safety precautions, however, can turn a pleasant day at the pool into a tragedy. Preparedness is essential to safe swimming, especially when it comes to children. “Children need to learn to swim,”…
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Heatstroke – It Happens To Busy Parents!

At least 12 U.S. children have died in overheated cars this year, but experts say there are a number of steps that parents can take to prevent such tragedies. Unfortunately, these tragedies happen every year, often in the summer months. Since 1998, an average of 37 U.S. children have died each year when they were…
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Playground Safety Tips To Help Your Child Be Injury Free

By Karen Sheehan, MD Injury Free Coalition for Kids When your children go out on the playground make sure you can see them at all times. It is important to remove all drawstrings from their clothes, and make sure all loose objects like necklaces are taken off. It’s also important to make sure your children…
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Teaching Teens About Traffic Safety, On Wheels And On Foot.

National Organizations for Youth Safety shares information about youth traffic safety – and what we can do to improve it. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, including pedestrians and bicyclists. And older teens account for half of all pedestrian deaths among children. Distracted driving – as…
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