Category: Safety

Committing to our children

As Dayton Children’s mommy safety blogger, I tend to focus more on unintentional injuries.  However, there is a great need to call attention to intentional injuries as well – since many of the children affected by violence may not have … Continue reading

Reducing infant deaths starts with me

Not long ago a close friend lost her infant daughter due to positional asphyxia. Positional asphyxia occurs when an infant sleeps/placed in an unsafe position causing insufficient intake of oxygen while breathing resulting in infant death. It was a normal … Continue reading

Dog Bites Bite

A couple weeks ago a friend of mine posted a photo on Facebook of her son who had been bitten by their dog.  His cheek had a visible bite mark and needed a couple stiches.  My friend had just given … Continue reading

Preventing a jail break

She’s found the door handles! My little munchkin is finally tall enough to reach the door knobs and turn them.  She loves to open and close doors – and yell “bye-bye” as she does it. We are now onto next … Continue reading

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