Category: Safety

Giving your child over-the-counter medication

Over-the-counter medication can be a convenient way to keep your child comfortable when they get sick or hurt. Unfortunately when acetaminophen and ibuprofen are used too quickly or carelessly, they can do more harm than good. “These drugs are safe … Continue reading

Beware of burns

Toddlers love to be where mom is. So that means all too often they are right underfoot while you are curling your hair, cooking or even running on the treadmill.  Unfortunately these become likely scenarios for your child to end … Continue reading

Is your furniture kid-friendly?

The recent video of a dresser falling on a young boy and his twin brother helping to push it away has turned a very dangerous situation into a heartwarming moment.  However, most of these cases don’t end so well.  Over … Continue reading

Near mom, but not with mom

The American Academy recently released new recommendations for safe sleep for babies and the headlines may have moms a bit confused.  It all boils down to this – keep baby close, but not in the same bed. “The basic recommendation … Continue reading

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