Category: Safety

Medication and Pregnancy: What do you know?

Some medications during pregnancy may be unavoidable but it’s so important to be smart about their use. We know that taking certain medications during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects or prematurity. Medication can be described as a prescription from … Continue reading

Every minute of every day!

Today Safe Kids Worldwide® released a new research report that found kids are getting into medicine at an alarming rate. Every minute of every day, a poison control center receive a call about potential medicine poisoning for a child age … Continue reading

Accepting the scary

I think sometimes when something scary happens, especially as it relates to your child, you need time to accept it.  I’ve needed some time to accept that about 9 months ago Mary had a seizure (according to me).  In the … Continue reading

New rules for play yards

Beginning this week, manufacturers and importers of infant and toddler play yards are required to test their play yards to ensure that they meet new federal safety standards. Play yards are defined as framed enclosures with a floor and mesh … Continue reading

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